The Martyrdom of St. Stephen, Tintoretto, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy. For Today’s Sunday Mass Readings, Click Here. Stephen said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” Acts of the Apostles, 7:56. My apologies to those who live in dioceses where the feast of … Continue reading 2 JUNE 2019: THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
The Council of Jerusalem, Cathedral of St. Peter, Cologne, Germany. Click Here to Read Today’s Mass Readings. [Jesus said] “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything…..” John 14:26 The church is facing an extreme situation right now, with heavy criticism of … Continue reading 26 MAY 2019: THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
The New Jerusalem, The Apocalypse Tapestry 14th Century, Château d’Angers, Angers, France. For Today’s Sunday Mass Readings, Click Here. I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God…. Revelation 21:2. The three readings today present a bit of a problem for the homilist. There are no … Continue reading 19 MAY 2019: THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.
The Good Shepherd, 3rd. Century, Catacomb of St. Callixtus, Rome, Italy. For Today’s Sunday Mass Readings, Click Here. Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. John 10:27-28. You might think that the image of Christ crucified is the oldest Christian … Continue reading 12 MAY 2019: THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY.
Peter & John Before the Sanhedrin, Clayton and Bell, John’s College Chapel, Cambridge, UK. For This Sunday’s Mass Readings, Click Here. ….the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” John 21:7 Last Sunday’s gospel told the story of Thomas’ unbelief in the risen Lord, only to be confronted by Jesus who invited … Continue reading 5 MAY 2019: THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER.
Doubting Thomas, CJ Kell Art Work. To Access the Readings for Today’s Mass click here. [Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” John 20:27. I would not be surprised at all to find out that … Continue reading 28 APRIL 2019: SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY.
The Three Holiest Days by Medieval Flemish Masters: MAUNDY THURSDAY: Dieric Bouts, (Last Supper, St. Peter’s Church, Leuven, Belgium); GOOD FRIDAY: Flemish School, (Crucifixion, Private Collection); HOLY SATURDAY: Hans Memling, (Resurrection, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary). To Access the Readings for: Maundy Thursday, Click Here; for Good Friday, Click Here; For Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, Click Here, and Easter Sunday, … Continue reading 18, 19, 20 APRIL 2018: THE SACRED TRIDUUM: MAUNDY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY, HOLY SATURDAY.