Category Archives: Lenten meditations

Thursday 13: Things I learned this Lent


Now that Lent is nearly over, I have decided that I would post the top 13 things I learned over the past 40 days.  So, I give you: 13 Things I Learned in Lent 2006 (through writing Lenten meditations): Writing … Continue reading

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Meditation for Holy Thursday


First Reading: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18Second Reading: First Corinthians 11:23-26Gospel: John 13:1-15 The Last Supper begins a serious of mysterious events that will culminate in the Resurrection of Our Lord.  Although most of these events are … Continue reading

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Meditation for Wednesday of Holy Week


First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34Gospel: Matthew 26:14-25 I cannot come up with a better meditation on today’s readings than that which I read in this Easter season’s issue (Vol.8, No. 2 / Holy Week 2006) of … Continue reading

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Meditation for Tuesday of Holy Week


First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17Gospel: John 13:21-33, 36-38 "The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name… the Lord has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb."  … Continue reading

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Meditation for Monday of Holy Week


First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-7Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14Gospel: John 12:1-11 As Holy Week starts, we are reminded of the journey we’ve taken with Jesus this liturgical year, from the words at his Baptism in the Jordan ("Here is my [beloved … Continue reading

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Meditation for Palm (Passion) Sunday


Entrance Gospel: Mark 11:1-10, or John 12:12-16First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11Gospel: Mark 14:1–15:47   The amazing thing about the Passion of Our Lord is that, not only did a man offer himself … Continue reading

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Meditation for Saturday of the 5th Week of Lent


First Reading: Ezekiel 37:21-28Responsorial Psalm: Jeremiah 31:10, 11-12, 13Gospel: John 11:45-57 It is interesting and shameful to note the similarities between Ancient Israel and the Church.  As Scott Hahn says, "History does not repeat itself – but it does rhyme."  … Continue reading

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