The Liturgy of the Word without a sequel.
The hyacinth is blooming right now. Also known as Lily-Among-Thorns, hyacinth is a symbol for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each year, right around the Solemnity of the Assumption, it pushes it's first green leaves from the earth as a messenger of spring. The Annunciation, like a lily among the … [Read More...]
This is a strange time to be alive, and a strange time in which to worship. As Christians everywhere prepare to enter Holy Week, we do so in unprecedented ways, with liturgies streamed via television and internet, gathered as the Body of Christ but separated from the Table. Christ will be with us; … [Read More...]
More links about measures Catholics are taking during this COVID-19 epidemic, a link about Catholic storytelling, and a bit of literary humor. Leah Libresco Sargeant begins this essay, Discernment in Plague-Times, “For some time, whenever I recommended Kristin Lavransdatter to friends I kept … [Read More...]
Guest series by James Matthew Wilson. (Part 1) March 17, 2020 We hear from news reports the young are out Crowding the beaches, getting drunk as usual. The brilliant images of sea and sand, Which under normal circumstances draw The mind to thoughts of pleasures so removed From life they … [Read More...]
Guest series by James Matthew Wilson. Introduction As news began to spread of schools, colleges, and businesses shutting down across the country, and as my own plans were upended or simply ended, thanks to the emerging threat of the coronavirus, I kept noting uncanny things. The events of our … [Read More...]