In his seventy-two years of life, St. Raphael was a teacher, engineer, prisoner of war, royal tutor, and a Discalced Carmelite friar and priest.
Edith was born on Yom Kippur, October 12, 1891 in Breslau, Poland. She was the youngest of 11 children in a Jewish family. Her father ran a very successful timber industry.
Albert was one of the first saints in the Carmelite Order. He was known for his love of poverty, deep prayer life and excellent preaching that touched the hearts of many.
“Love will always be victorious. The one who loves can do everything.”
In raising His Son from the dead, the Father proclaims to His people that He has other plans for us that do not end with the pain and suffering of Good Friday.
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion 2020 is radically different from anything in memory. There will not be large gatherings of people in churches who will wave palm branches.
This powerful miracle of restoring Lazarus to life, shows that Jesus does indeed have the first and last word, and that is “Live!”
How well this Sunday’s gospel speaks to the world this year. The scene described by John seems so dark with a blind man.
God is in the midst of His people offering life giving water especially when their lives are parched.
It would be interesting to ask a group of people what they planned to give up or do during Lent. There would be some very impressive penances and some very great acts of charity.