Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, March 23, 2014
From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection 3/23/14
“Those who drink the water that I will give them, will never be
thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of
water gushing up to eternal life.”
March 23, 2014
Third Sunday of Lent
Water is precious. It is essential to life. Have you ever really
been thirsty for a long time? Have you seen how children in many parts
of Africa must walk for two hours each morning to bring water to their
mothers for cooking and cleaning? We can be saved by water, and we can
be destroyed by water.
The powerful water and waves from hurricanes and typhoons can
destroy thousands of lives. On the other hand, the waters of Baptism
give us new life and begin our path to everlasting life.
In the Gospel today we see how Jesus brings new life and hope to
the Samaritan woman at the well. He takes water to a new level – the
water which brings with it the Holy Spirit – the spring gushes up to
eternal life. Each year during Lent, a time to prepare candidates for
the waters of Baptism, we hear this Gospel.
Even as we reflect on the waters of Baptism, we should not take for
granted the precious gift of water in our everyday life. Pope Francis
is now writing an encyclical on ecology and surely will indicate how
clean water belongs to everone and must be preserved and shared.
Indeed, in a very true sense, all water is holy. Not only blessed holy
water but all water. We should look upon it with respect and even
O God, You have shown us the more excellent way. Help us to walk
in it. Restrain us when we might go astray. Refresh us when we are
tired. Encourage us when we are depressed. Help us when we fall, to
rise and to begin again. And so keep us in the way of everlasting life
until in Your good time we reach our journey’s end. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors