Traditionally, this Sunday is called Laetare Sunday, which means ‘a day for joy’. Lent is half over, and the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus is nearer. At this midpoint of Lent, it is traditional to honour mothers, treasuring those still with us and praying for those we have lost to death.
Open the eyes of my soul, Lord
Praying beyond words
“All You Need Is Love”
Choosing what side to take
Deuteronomy, the book of Fidelity
Mary, Virgin and Mother
Believing in miracles still.
Today’s readings about water and thirst remind us that this is a baptismal season. During Lent, many people all over the world look forward to their baptism, while those already baptised prepare to renew their promises.
Slaking our thirst at the fountain of life
Come back to God with all your heart
The one they rejected became the chosen one.
In God We Trust
That Just and Humble Man, Joseph of Nazareth
Converted from what, to what?
Just 12 days into the season of Lent, we keep the feast of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. We mark the day by praising God the creator, who sustained Patrick, and who sustains the Church, in good times and bad.
Patrick, sowing the good seed
Now that we are ten days into the season of Lent, our goal is clarified in today’s liturgy. The Gospel of the Transfiguration reminds us that we are destined for glory. Like the disciples, we keep this glimpse of glory in our hearts in the dark days ahead. Resurection will follow, as surely as day follows night.