Not long ago many Christians celebrated the Day of Pentecost when, according to the account in Acts 2, the Twelve were all together in one place, and suddenly, “There came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and divided tongues of fire appeared among them. All of them were filled with t…
I was just a kid growing up off River Road south of Romney and the youngest of 16 children, all from the same set of parents and no twins, so my Mom spent much of her time having and raising children. My father never owned a piece of land in his entire 95 years and always worked as an apple-…
Focus on Faith
This was an important question Jesus asked some of His disciples one day when He was with them. Peter responded by saying that some thought He was Elijah or one of the prophets. But Jesus then brought the question closer home and asked more specifically: “Who do you say that I am?”
Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman and wished I were as beautiful. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle. She had one leg and wore a crutch. But as she passed, she passed a smile. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs; the world is mine.
When I was in high school, (67/68, 68/69 and 69/70) we got report cards every 6 weeks and they seemed like the longest 6 weeks ever.
Over the years, in the liturgy that Catholics celebrate on the Thursday of Holy Week, Holy Thursday, there is always the mandatum, the carrying out of the commandment to wash another’s feet, but also the celebration of the Eucharist in particular remembrance of the Last Supper.