Monthly Archives: April 2021

DURING OUR SOCIAL DISTANCING, SILENT LISTENING FLOWS FROM AND LEADS TO A DEEP LOVE

The disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ At these words ‘It is the Lord’, Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water. The other disciples came on … Continue reading

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EASTER: THE INVITATION TO DEVELOP A LISTENING HEART

They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’   … He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So you see how … Continue reading

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IN ISOLATION WITH THE WORD OF GOD – MAY OUR HEARTS BURN WITHIN US

Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us? (Luke 24,32) The downcast disciples returning to Emmaus had lost all sense of purpose. The one they had pinned … Continue reading

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IN ISOLATION LET US MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO PROCLAIM “I HAVE SEEN THE RISEN LORD”

“Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ And she told them that he had said these things to her.” John 20,18 Mary Magdalene was the first to recognize that Jesus was risen and … Continue reading

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DURING OUR ISOLATION, OUR RISEN LORD INVITES US TO A SPIRIT OF RECOLLECTION

“Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers that they must leave for Galilee; they will see me there.” (Matthew 28, 10) Photo by Sammy Chandio on Unsplash The Risen Jesus tells the disciples to go back to Galilee: … Continue reading

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EASTER: TO RECOGNIZE AND ANNOUNCE THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

Through the eyes of our crucified Saviour we see the world which he redeemed with his blood, desiring that those in whom he continues to suffer will know also the power of his resurrection (cf. Phil 3: 10). OMI Constitutions … Continue reading

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HOLY SATURDAY: WE FEEL CLOSE TO HER WHO IS THE MOTHER OF MERCY

In her, we recognize the model of the Church’s faith and of our own. 
 We shall always look on her as our mother. In the joys and sorrows of our missionary life, we feel close to her who is … Continue reading

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GOOD FRIDAY: “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”

What was the moment when Jesus suffered the most and when he showed his greatest love for us? It was when, hanging on the cross, he cried out: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” In the incarnation, … Continue reading

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HOLY THURSDAY: LOCKDOWN IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE

For Saint Eugene, Holy Thursday marked two important events: his first communion and his private vow of saying “yes” to God on this night when Christians keep watch with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane and Jesus said “yes”. This … Continue reading

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