In life and in death, O Lord, abide with me

"Road to Emmaus" (detail) by Robert Zünd [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent” (Luke 24:29). Just yesterday we remembered the victims of September 11, 2001 in our prayers as we marked the twentieth anniversary of that tragic day. That is a day that I pray we never forget. However, our present year, 2021,… Continue reading In life and in death, O Lord, abide with me

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

“In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.” Tomorrow we will remember the victims of September 11, 2001 in our prayers as we mark the sixteenth anniversary of that tragic day. As I prepare this article, Irma and José are continuing on their destructive paths. We should include the victims of these storms and those of… Continue reading In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

“In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.” Editor’s note: As we remember the victims of September 11, 2001 in our prayers, we can reflect and find consolation in the following truth of God’s love and Providence in and over our lives. Deep within each of us is a hunger and thirst. For some, the… Continue reading In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

Abide with me, Lord

St. Augustine of Hippo (detail) by Sandro Botticelli

Deep within each of us is a hunger and thirst. For some, the feeling is so strong that it is never quite out of mind. For others, the feeling is repressed and hardly noticed, although it remains a part of them. The simple fact is that the very space we take up and all that is around… Continue reading Abide with me, Lord