Between the Sundays


A Blog by Joannie Watson

When Jesus Sleeps

“Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?“ One of the most powerful moments of Francis’ pontificate was his Urbi et Orbi address on March 27, 2021. It was a stunning, dramatic scene: the Pope alone in a dark, looming piazza of St. Peter’s with the rain falling. It was an almost-theatrical manifestation of the feelings that lay heavy in […]

The Perfect Human Heart

"Sacred Heart of Jesus" (detail) by Chambers

“To love with a human heart is to accept the possibility of a broken human heart.” I stood on the Mount of Olives and looked across at Jerusalem, the skyline a mix of old and new. The light blue dome of the Holy Sepulchre seemed to almost touch the dominant gold Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall was […]

Humility and the Mysterious Work of God

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The Love of the Trinity

"The Holy Trinity" (detail) by Antonio de Pereda

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Disposed to Receive His Spirit

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Saint Matthias and a Church at Work

"The Exhortation to the Apostles" by James Tissot [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Where Does Mary Fit in My Life?

"Mary Untier of Knots" (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior

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The Communion of Saints and my “son of encouragement”

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The Faithful Shepherd

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The Beauty of Compline

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