A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

As we journey towards the Easter Sacraments, we are on a pilgrimage of renewal. We journey with Jesus Christ, who gives meaning to our lives and has claimed us for himself in baptism. Through prayer, fasting and alms-giving Lent affords us an opportunity to ‘put our house in order’. It teaches us that the road to heaven is through this valley of tears, through the daily chores of work and through putting up with the everyday frustrations and disappointments of living.

A Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

As we begin the season of Lent we are reminded of the covenant that God made with all living things and beings. It was a covenant of Love “I shall recall the covenant I made with you and all living creatures, in a word all living things …never again will the waters become a flood and destroy all living things” (Gen 9:15).

A Reflection for Ash Wednesday

Our third grandchild came into the world three years ago on the second day of Lent. There were no difficulties with his delivery and, to our delight, mother and baby came home that afternoon. Our son insisted that both families get together for a meal in the evening. He would cook but we might bring the wine!