A Reflection for The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Some time ago, a parishioner gave me a video to watch. It is “The Song of Bernadette”. After the opening credits it has this statement: “For those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.” Ultimately we believe because God wants us to believe. He sustains our belief; it’s his gift of himself to us. It is also a gift that we hold in fragile vessels. Today we celebrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity that no one quite comprehends.

A Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

We've all experienced the sadness of leaving, e.g. when someone we are close to leaves us for a definite period of time. But the saddest leaving is that of leaving for good, in death. The Apostles went through that very experience with Jesus. Having become so close to Him, they hear Him tell them that it is better that He goes. The reason?

A Reflection for The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. The traditional site of the Ascension is the Mount of Olives near the village of Bethany. It is marked by a small chapel – the only remaining part of a much larger church re-built by the Crusaders and later destroyed by Muslims. For the last 900 years...