Blessed John Paul II

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he […]

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Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater At the cross her station keeping,stood the mournful mother weeping, close to Jesus at the last,Through her soul, of joy bereavèd,bowed with anguish, deeply grievèd,now at length the sword hath passed. O, that blessed one, grief-laden,blessed Mother, blessed Maiden,Mother of the all-holy One;O that silent, ceaseless mourning,O those dim eyes, never turningfrom that wondrous, […]

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Palms and Psalms

“Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord” Matthew 21:9). On Sunday, I watched the mass streamed online from home – it was beautiful! I have to say though I missed receiving my palm branch. I recall as a child the Palm Sunday procession, waving palms and then afterwards returning home […]

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Lead Kindly Light…

Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead me Thou on! The night is dark, and I am far from home, Lead Thou me on! Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see the distant scene; one step is enough for me. I was not ever thus, nor pray’d that Thou shouldst lead […]

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God is Our Refuge

Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;though its waters roar and foam,though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,the […]

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