O Sacred Head Now Wounded

CrucifixOn this Good Friday, 2011, we recall the Passion and Death of Our Lord.  The supreme act of love that began with the Incarnation is now made complete on that first Good Friday when our God suffered his Passion and Death on the Cross.  The glorious Resurrection and Ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost were still to come, but the love of God for mankind is now manifest in this singular act of sacrifice.

We adore Thee O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Join me in prayer… In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… Who am I Lord, to deserve such love? Forgive me Lord. Create in me a new heart. Grant that I may love as you love. Grant that I may become worthy of so great a love. May I see you in all who you place in my path and may they see you in me. Amen.

Into the deep…

Watch a reenactment of the Passion of the Lord and listen to O Sacred Head Now Wounded by Fernado Ortega…

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is also the Founder and President of Virtue@Work, where he provides Executive and Personal Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consulting. Deacon Mike has 30+ years management consulting experience in senior executive leadership positions providing organizational planning and implementation services with a focus on human resource strategy and tax qualified retirement plan design, administration and compliance.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

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