Lent

Every New Chapter Comes With An Opportunity

Under Quarantine

Strange Times: These are strange times. The rapid spread of COVID-19 and its global impact seems almost surreal. A sudden emergency state with imposed isolation has many of us reeling. Surely this is a dream. We have never experienced anything like this before. It defies all forecasts, plans and expectations. And what now? If we have been workaholics, we may find ourselves at home without work to distract us. If we have been social butterflies, we may find that ourRead more

Between Good Friday and Easter Day

Statue of woman weeping

The Fortieth Day of Lent: Holy Saturday An excerpt from “Reliving the Passion” by Walter Wangerin, Jr.: Mark 15:47: “Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.” Stone cold. And the stone is closed. Where do I go from here? Nowhere. Back to the city. Which is a nowhere now. The Master isn’t there. The Master is not. Everywhere is nowhere. There’s nowhere to go. What do I do? I don’t know what to do.Read more

Have mercy upon me, O God

Peter penitent - listen

A choral arrangement of Psalm 51: This is probably my favourite choral piece, period. If you’ve never heard Allegri’s “Miserere,” then prepare for something exquisite. The piece is a choral setting of Psalm 51, a psalm that was penned by King David, expressing deep remorse for his sin. It is traditionally sung during the penitential season of Lent, a beautiful meditation that invites us to confess our own sins to God. The text appears below the video in both EnglishRead more