Posts Tagged ‘throwback thursday’

Throwback Thursday: Bringing the Love of Christ to Our Sisters and Brothers in Need

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Through our works of mercy, care and compassion, each of us can make the love of Jesus Christ present in our world.  One way of sharing the Gospel that is much appreciated, but which often goes quietly unnoticed except by those who are touched by it, is the Church’s ministry to those persons who are […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: We Are Sent – The Ascension of the Lord

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Ascension of Jesus to heavenly glory forty days after his Resurrection marks the final act of his earthly ministry and the necessary prelude to the birth of the Church.  This is not an ending, but a new beginning.  Jesus ascended in his visible body to make way for his Mystical Body, the Church, which […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Faithfully Abiding in the Love and Truth of the Lord

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Mark’s Gospel tells us the cautionary and prophetic parable about a landowner, whom we know to be God, planting a vineyard and entrusting it to tenant farmers to produce a harvest.  But the tenants were not faithful stewards.  Instead, they sought to use the vineyard for their own purposes, even going so far as to […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Encountering the Lord on the Road to Emmaus Today

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

The story that we read in the Gospel of Luke about the two disciples who encounter the Risen Lord on the road to Emmaus is in a way our story too in our lives, and the story of every Mass. As the disciples walk from Jerusalem on the third day after the crucifixion, their eyes […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Do This in Memory of Me

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Today, Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper is a retelling of the story of God’s love, a love for each one of us individually. On Holy Thursday, we hear the story of the Passover meal in the Book of Exodus and then, in the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, how in […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Sign of Our New Life in Christ

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

“Your brother will rise.” These encouraging and comforting words spoken by Our Lord to Martha, grief-stricken at the death of her brother Lazarus, are part of one of the most familiar and inspiring Gospel stories.  This story of the raising of Lazarus, which was heard last Sunday on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, prepares us […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Unique Genius of Woman in the Church and Society

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The beginning of March, which is Women’s History Month, includes the feast days of some remarkable women, giving us an opportunity to celebrate again the nature and dignity of women, and recognize the indispensable role they have played in salvation history and in the transmission of the faith.  This includes the many great women in […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Love and the Priesthood

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, giving thanks to God for the mission he entrusted to the Apostle Peter and his successors, including now, Pope Francis. Above all else, the Petrine ministry is one of love.  Indeed, while God calls people to a variety of walks of life – […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Sacrament of Conversion

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

In what has become a tradition during Lent in our parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington, as well as in the neighboring Diocese of Arlington, our churches are open for the Sacrament of Reconciliation with The Light is ON for You campaign. These special moments to receive God’s mercy are in addition to the usual […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Saint Josephine Bakhita, Witness of Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Saint John Paul II canonized Saint Josephine Bakhita in the Great Jubilee Year 2000 and her journey to sainthood was a remarkable one.   Abducted and sold into slavery as a young girl, she endured beatings and brandings, but eventually she found freedom from enslavement.  Her family name unknown, upon her baptism into the Catholic […] [Read more]