Tag Archives: Cross

Daily Mass: To clearly see the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus talks about his approaching Passion on the Cross, the disciples fail to understand his meaning. Their fear and hesitation remind us to be aware of the sacrifices we will make for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Mary, our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

Cappella del Crocefisso, painted by Scipione Pulzone, Chiesa Nuova, Rome.

The anguish of Mary at the foot of the Cross of Christ touches our human pain and loss in moments of suffering. Yet Mary’s faithfulness inspires us to endure these times of trial as we place our hope in her Son.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows

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22nd Sunday of the Year: Take up your Cross and follow Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord speaks directly and to the heart: all disciples must take up their crosses and follow Him. What’s our unique cross today, and how will we carry it? May we call upon Christ for the courage and conviction we need.

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We take up the Cross of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches us that the path to eternal life requires us to take up our cross. During our lives we will make countless offerings to the Lord, and through these sacrifices we will experience the triumph of the Cross of Christ.

Readings – Friday of the 18th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our crosses come in many shapes and sizes. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul speaks plainly about the imprisonment and hardships that await him, yet his courage to face his Cross inspires us to pick up our own.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Paul participates in the Cross of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul’s suffering in Philippi becomes an opportunity to witness his faith in Jesus. This experience of the Cross of Christ brings life-giving joy, and it shows us the path that we often find in our own lives as well.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Our hope is found in Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Just as Moses intervened for the people of Israel when they turned away from God, Jesus – the Son of God – intervenes for our sinfulness by his saving action on the Cross.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Foreshadowing the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

The passage of Genesis about Joseph and the parable of the vineyard in the Gospel of Matthew both foreshadow the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s invitation to “Take up your cross” challenges us to see the struggles we face as a participation in the saving work of Christ. As we embrace our crosses may we also trust in God’s grace for the strength we need.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 6th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Confronting evil in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

We find in today’s gospel passage the stark evil surrounding the death of John the Baptist. All the elements in this passage are evil, driven by pride, hatred and jealousy. Our response? The Cross of Christ.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of the Year

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