April 5th, Palm Sunday, yr A

Introduction We begin the most solemn week of the church year. We follow Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, his institution of the Eucharist, his suffering on the cross and his resurrection. To prepare for this holiest time of the Christian year, let confess our sins… Homily People are fickle. One minute they’re all about you. Then … [Read more…]

Michael (A special poem for holy week)

Michael (an imagined description of the Archangel Michael’s presence at the cross) “The devil left him, to return at the appointed time” (Lk. 4:13) I was there when my blessed lord, Hung on the tree. Oh! The torment his suffering brought to me And all the prophets of antiquity. All the souls he was about … [Read more…]

Dear readers, I am back…

Dear readers, I am back, and so happy to offer you again. We are beginning with a new title, and I offer you also some poems about the crucifixion from my new collection, Poems from Heartlands in the next post; and below little illustrated poems from my notebooks that you might enjoy reading, as I … [Read more…]

Nov 24th Christ the King C

Introduction We call Jesus Lord because at his resurrection God gave him all power in heaven and earth; he must be king, scripture says until he puts all things under his feet. But our gospel reminds us that Christ is not a worldly king lording it over people but a king of love on the … [Read more…]