One of the old songs which the Sisters of the Cenacle sing for special occasions is “Jesu Tibi Vivo.” The original words, in Latin, go like this: Jesu, tibi vivo; Jesu, tibi morior; Jesu, sive vivo, sive morior, tuus sum. (Jesus, for you I live; Jesus, for you I die; Jesus, whether I live or [...]
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REFLECTIONS ON THE FEAST OF THE CENACLE [The following was presented as a talk at Saint Augustine Parish in Gainesville, Florida. For an abbreviated version, see "Waiting in the Cenacle."] Printer-friendly version After the Ascension and before Pentecost, there is another mystery worthy of honor, but which most of us just pass right over on [...]
One day last week during daily Mass, just as the priest was about to begin the Eucharistic prayer, there was a clatter at the side door. This door opens onto the sidewalk and is always locked from the outside. It happens every so often that someone tries to get in that door, figures out that [...]
The church was packed this morning, because the university students have returned for the fall session. Surprisingly, I was reminded of the Endtime, mysteriously present in germ even now, when we will see the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer, “That all may be one” (John 17). In fact, the communion procession was almost overwhelming in its [...]