Posts filed under: Liturgical Seasons

 Loving God, Creator of Heaven, of earth and of all that they contain. Open our minds and touch our hearts, so that we can be part of Creation, your gift. Be present to the needy in these difficult times, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Help us to show creative...
We celebrate the fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si’. The encyclical remains a timely and forceful call to develop an integral ecology responding to the urgent cry of the poor and cry of Earth. Laudato Si’ is a call to conversion. A call to develop a healthy, broad-based ecological spirituality....
Easter Blessings! On this sacred and joyful day, the Dominican Center holds you in prayer. Like Saint Mary of Magdala, may your hearts burn within you, may you recognize the risen Jesus, and may you feel called to mission: 'Go into all the world and preach the Good News!'...
Here’s a reflection on Eucharist and Real Presence by Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara the late Brazilian Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, serving from 1964 to 1985, during the military regime of the country.The perfect weave of verses to savor and contemplate on this day commemorating the last supper. ...
There is much to celebrate in the Christian Church on the Thursday before Easter, commonly called Holy Thursday. We remember the story of the last supper. This Eucharistic meal is celebrated in all 3 synoptic gospels. However, in the Gospel of John, the message is not focused on the meal....
Faith compels us to welcome the stranger with love. The Catholic Bishops tell us: while the common good embraces all, those who are weak, vulnerable and most in need deserve preferential concern. A basic moral test for our society is how we treat the most vulnerable in our midst....
And in solidarity, we light a fourth candle of promise this week, a candle expressing our commitment to walk with the courage of faith, stepping forth to nurture, form, and protect the Christ Life emerging in our world as we enter the Mystery that lies ahead....
In solidarity with our sisters and brothers in India, we light a third candle this week, a candle of rejoicing at the coming of God to save us, making the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the poor to have the Good News proclaimed to them....
And in solidarity, we light a second candle of promise, a candle of prayerful hope that God will lead the people of India, of the United States, and of all the world back to peace with each other and with all creation, peace with justice, healing and joy for all....
Lighting the first candle on the Advent Wreath. This ceremony was designed to connect this year's Advent ceremonies with the Dominican month for peace with the focus on India. It will further enflesh the prayer of the Dominican Order as we await the Prince of Peace....