Cherishing the first half of the Holy Week

Now that the Holy Week has started, precisely on Palm Sunday, it is important to see how the liturgy, especially the office of readings, helps us appreciate all the more the powerful mystery we are celebrating this week. Suffice to look at the patristic contribution of the first half of this great week of our salvation, that is from Palm Sunday to Holy Wednesday, to value what Christ did for us and for our salvation. Continue reading “Cherishing the first half of the Holy Week”

Journeying in hope

The recent apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Marocco had, as its motto: Pope Francis Servant of hope. This catchy title for me meant a lot! Especially when it came into my mind what the North American novelist, essayist and poet, Barbara Kingsolver, wrote in her novel Animal Dreams: “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” Continue reading “Journeying in hope”