Readings this Week

  • bernard clairvaux our lady of sorrows september 15 heart pierced pierce cross lance sword simeon martyr suffering soul compassion died martyrdom

    Our Lady of Sorrows – Bernard of Clairvaux

    Bernard of Clairvaux on the martyrdom of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross – her heart is pierced by a sword as Simeon predicted. For the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15....

  • cornelius cyprian martyrs martyrdom courage faith unity brotherhood september 16 martyr martyrdom

    Letter to Pope Cornelius – Cyprian

    An excerpt written to Cornelius, bishop of Rome condemned to exile and death for his faith, from his brother bishop Cyprian of Carthage, who was to be martyred a few years later. Read on the feasts of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian on September 16....

  • 24th 4th Sunday Lent C prodigal son golden calf sin grace merciful father mercy love repentance atonement lamb hijo pródigo y el becerro de oro gracia misericordia amor del padre pecado

    The Prodigal Son & the Golden Calf

    Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son and Israel's worship of the Golden Calf at the foot of Mt. Sinai are some of the best known of all Bible stories. The connection? Maybe they both reveal much about the nature of sin, grace . . . and of the Father's merciful love....