Tag: Lent

  • We Are Deeply Loved

      by The Rambling Catholic “Law came in, to increase the trespass; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more…” (Romans 5:20) The season of Lent for devout Catholics usually means offering sacrifices and working to have a closer relationship with God. But for the rest of us, especially in Catholic countries like the […]

  • Intentional Prayer Time

    A guest post from Michelle Siaotong Llaban. My deepest desire this year is to be closer to God, be at the highest state of grace possible and always fill my days with thoughts of the Lord. I wake up 6am daily to bring the kids to school, after that would be hundreds of errands, work […]

  • Know Thyself

      If there’s any piece of advice I’m taking myself this year and giving to others, it would be this: know thyself. When we’re in our teens, we’re still figuring out our identity and our purpose in life. As adults, it’s imperative that we have a firmer grasp of who we are and why we’re […]

  • Instead of Glory Be…

    There are three days within the year when, instead of praying the Gloria/Glory be, we substitute another vocal prayer more in keeping with the season. On Holy Thursday: V. Christus factus est pro nobis. R. Obœdiens usque ad mortem. V. Christ became obedient for us. R. Obedient unto death. Altar of Repose, Holy Thursday Vigil […]

  • Depression, Suicide in the light of Judas’ Betrayal, Despair & Suicide

      The gospel reading on Holy Wednesday is about Judas’ betrayal and subsequent despair and suicide. The Bible and homilies of clergy past and present are grace-and-Spirit-filled, and thus, of great help to one’s growth and development. But let me share this from the point of view of psychotherapy or psychology. According to Whiston, S. […]

  • Sago’t Gulaman for Holy Thursday and Other Traditions

      by Cristina Montes. Year after year, our family has been celebrating Holy Week the same way for as long as I can remember. After attending the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, we have a special dinner and then do the Visita Iglesia, with ice-cold sago’t gulaman waiting for us when we […]