All the attributes of God (mercy, compassion, forgiveness, inclusiveness) have, through love, through humility, become our own.
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Sr. Patricia Anne Kelley (1936–1987) was a daughter of St. Louis and died serving the city she loved.
Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A feast, a fiesta, is a celebration set apart to mark something significant. The Church has Feasts for Saints; Feasts for events that celebrate the life of Mary; for example, the Feast of the Assumption, or; the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Today is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary – Mary’s birthday! This September date relates to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. If Mary was conceived on December 8, then she was born on September 8, nine months later.
From the homily of Pope Francis on this day, 2020
Please continue to pray for our CHRISTUS associates. Their needs are many, and they count on our prayers.
Our Gospel today hears Jesus telling the scribe the two most important commandments: love God, and love your neighbor.
The sequence (one of which will be recited, or preferably sung on the Feast of Pentecost) is thought to have begun (around the 9th century) as a genre of poetry when Roman chant was flourishing and spreading across Europe. As Roman chant was intended primarily as a musical meditation upon the Word of God, so the Sequence was intended as a musical, meditative extension of the Alleluia verse.
When I entered religious life in my late 40’s, I was introduced (through living in community) to the practice of Sabbath, the intentional practice of keeping, truly keeping, the Sabbath. The Sabbath, for us Sunday, is meant to be a day kept separate from the ordinary. For me, Sabbath means I abstain from those things that are mundane, e.g., washing, cleaning house, grocery shopping, home repair, etc. In short, any responsibility. No committee meetings, no working on another project, no “I have to get this done.”