March 2024

Last Supper by Andrey Mironov

Holy Thursday 2024

Many of us have had the privilege of sitting by the bedside of our dearly beloved family members and friends as they near that sacred moment of death. Our ears perk up and strain to hear their last departing words to us that we might treasure them in the days and years ahead—never to be

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Sister Jeanne Shary, Vespers week 5

Lenten Vespers, Week 5

Gospel: John 12: 20-33 If a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it produces much fruit. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Of course, we know that Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, which fostered Irish culture and food, and Irish bread, which comes from wheat. Jesus in John 12:24 alludes to his

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Lenten Vespers, Week 4

Sister Claire MacDonald, Dominican Sister of Sparkill, preaching at Vespers for the fourth week of Lent. Seek the Lord whose mercy abounds. Call aloud to God who is near. Today is the day and now the proper hour to forsake our sinful lives and turn to the Lord.   These revised lyrics of the popular Saint

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Sister Diane McSherry preaching at vespers

Lenten Vespers, Week 3

Sister Diane McSherry, Dominican Sister of Sparkill, preaching at Vespers for the third week of Lent. Make a Change Do you recall a time in your life when you were treated unfairly, and you expressed your anger in an uncharacteristic way? Maybe you kicked the door or threw your phone. You may have fantasized getting

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Lenten Vespers, Week 2

Sister Margaret Glynn, Dominican Sister of Sparkill, preaching at Vespers for the second week of Lent. Today’s readings recount two radically different experiences of God. One touches on the gruesome practice of child sacrifice to a relentless and vengeful God, the other a moment of revelation where the divinity of the Son is both seen

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