Monday, Fifth Week of Easter: April 30

Monday, Fifth Week of Easter: April 30

Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him. (John 14: 21) It is easy to say the words, “I love you” to someone. Words are a dime a dozen. It is much harder to prove it by one’s actions. If you love someone, you want to...
Fifth Sunday of Easter: April 29

Fifth Sunday of Easter: April 29

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. (John 15: 5) We have today what may be the most vivid image for those of us living in the 21st century. When Jesus talks about the...
Saturday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 28

Saturday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 28

If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it. (John 14: 13) There was a young woman in RCIA a couple of years ago when I was working in a parish. She was always cheerful, positive and had a bubbly personality. She had a beautiful voice that she shared with the...
Friday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 27

Friday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 27

…what God promised to our ancestors God has fulfilled for us… (Acts 13: 32-33) A student preparing for Confirmation asked who were the saints in the church. The reference was to the statues and tapestries that adorned the walls of the building. The expected answer was...
Thursday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 26

Thursday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 26

Whoever receives the one I send receives me… (John 13: 20) In the first reading of this day, St. Paul speaks in the synagogue in Antioch. As the good teacher he is, he tells his listeners things they already know well and regularly recount in their liturgy. His actual...