3 Nails

J+M+J THEN THEY CRUCIFIED HIM. (St. Mark 15, 24). This one sentence of four simple words is used by St. Mark to express the greatest act of love, the Passion […]

Auction Now Live!!

Please join us Saturday from 8-9pm for our Virtual Gala. 9-time Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner, Matt Maher will perform during the Gala… Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center needs […]

EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

September 14th, EXALTATION OF THE CROSS This feast proclaims the triumph of Jesus on the cross. What was the nature of that triumph? It was firstly the triumph of life […]

Two Easter Miracles

On April 27, I read the following headline: “On April 15 the Tolling of Emmanuel Filled the Skies of Paris”. Emmanuel is a bell. In fact, this bell is the […]

Sembra Venerdi’ Santo

The beginning of this Holy Week 2020 has been – weather-wise and other wise – somewhat ‘gloomy’ shall we say? When the clouds are dark and low and the rain […]

Approaching Solitude

St. Paul of the Cross asked his followers to concern themselves with prayer, penance and solitude when they were not preaching missions or doing other apostolic work. There is meaning […]

Covid, Lent and Spiritual Battle

Just as I was preparing this reflection on ‘Covid, Lent and Spiritual Battle’, I received an email with the following quotation from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: “My Dear […]

How Long Lord?

Such is the prayer of the author of Psalm 13. It is our prayer. Paradoxically, or tragically, it has taken a pandemic to distract us from the most recent abuse […]