Archive for September, 2007

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Online

15 September, 2007

The Passionists at St. Mungo’s Church in Glasgow have made their Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows available on the www.

Listen to the Novena at Laus Crucis.

September 15 – Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

13 September, 2007

“The painful pieces of Mary’s life help us to get through our own rough-edged moments. We see how she too questioned what was confusing and unclear, how she needed others to be with her in her pain, how she reflected on her experiences in order to find meaning. We also see how her faith sustained her, and how her son gave her the strength to endure. We discover that we are not alone in what is most difficult for us.”

Your Sorrow is My Sorrow, Hope and Strength in Times of Suffering

Joyce Rupp

September 14 – Feast of the Triumph of the Cross

13 September, 2007



God our Father, in obedience to you your only Son accepted death on the cross for the salvation of mankind. We acknowledge the mystery of the cross on earth. May we receive the gift of redemption in heaven.

Let us look at the Crucified One

11 September, 2007

Homily of Pope Benedict XVI, Basilica of Mariazell, Austria, Saturday 8th September 2007

“Let us look at the Crucified One. God saved the world not by the sword, but by the Cross. In dying, Jesus extends his arms. This, in the first place, is the posture of the Passion, in which he lets himself be nailed to the Cross for us, in order to give us his life. Yet outstretched arms are also the posture of one who prays, the stance assumed by the priest when he extends his arms in prayer: Jesus transformed the Passion, his auffering and his death, into prayer, and in this way he transformed it into an act of love for God and for humanity. That, finally, is why the outstretched arms of the Crucified One are also a gesture of embracing, by which he draws us to himself, wishing to enfold us in his loving hands. In this way he is an image of the living God, he is God himself, and we may entrust ourselves to him.”

The Core of Monasticism is Adoration

11 September, 2007

In his address pronouned at Heiligenkreuz Cistercian Abbey in Austria, Pope Benedict XVI offers the whole Church, writes Vultis Christi, a veritable Charter of Monastic Life for this generation, and for all generations to come. “This is without doubt, one of the most luminous Pontifical teachings on the monastic vocation ever articulated.”

Read more at Vultris Christi  here