Lenten Reflection Day 45 Holy Week: Luke 23:46

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“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)


Good Friday is the affirmation of faith.

There are many aspects of our lives that are always not in our control. Some of them cause us a great deal of inconvenience and, at times, sorrow. Jesus on the Cross shows us that no one is immune from life’s perils and injustice. However, when we place our trust in God, life’s trials offer transformation and redemption.

Today’s Intention

Lord Jesus, you give us the Passion as a sign of trust in your Father and the Holy Spirit. We ask that you move our hearts with the same grace of faith.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 44 Holy Week: John 13:15

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“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” (John 13:15)


The foundation of Holy Thursday is charity.

Aware of the certainty of the Cross and confident in his victory over death, Jesus focused on what he did throughout his ministry, serving others. He taught a model of service to his disciples by washing their feet, the lowest of a servant’s duties at the time.

Today’s Intention

May we be blessed this the Holy Thursday, O Lord, with the graces of charity, which flow from the Father through the Holy Spirit.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 40: Mark 11:8

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“Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields.” (Mark 11:8)


Did you hear? The Messiah has entered Jerusalem.

Come, let us honor him. Bring your palm leaves.

Let us shout: “Jesus Christ is Lord!”

Did you hear? A woman poured perfumed oil on Jesus’ head.

Together with his disciples, Jesus broke bread.

What can we do to prepare him for his death?

Did you hear? One of his disciples betrayed Jesus; another one denied him.

He rests crucified now. He has died so that we may live.

Come, let us join Mary and John at the foot of the cross.

Today’s Intention

Thank you, Lord, for humbling yourself; for sharing our humanity so that we may share your divinity. Following your Father’s will, may the Holy Spirit fills us with a sense of mystery, worship, and prayer this Holy Week.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 37: Luke 1:31

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“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)


The announcement of the birth of Jesus is eternal salvation.

When the Angel Gabriel spoke to Mary, we too became overshadowed by the Holy Spirit’s grace: Jesus within us.

The Lenten season is a chance to meditate on the meaning of the Annunciation in our lives. Are we servants of the Lord? Is the joy of the Word of God manifested in us? The answers lie in our hearts.

Today’s Intention

May the Holy Spirit teach us to live out the child Jesus conceived within us.

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.”

Peace and Goodness