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Demystifying the Gift of Tears

A few years ago, I read an article about the gift of tears and was immediately intrigued.  Most comments centered around people who said they weep freely at Mass when they never used to, or they perhaps became emotional unintentionally.  I had to scratch my head in befuddlement, because it seemed there was more to this mysterious spiritual phenomenon than […]

The Original Meaning of Lent

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" by Veronese

In those parishes where the Scrutinies are celebrated for the Elect, the readings on the Third Sunday of Lent will be taken from Year A. That will include the account of the Samaritan Woman at the Well in the Gospel of John (John 4:5-42). This is a special edition of our weekly reflections on the Sunday readings. – The Editors. […]