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    • The First Four Days of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The First Four Days of Lent|These days serve as an introduction to our Lenten journey. Before we begin the first full week of Lent, we have a powerful set of readings about our Prayer, Repentance, Almsgiving and Fasting. ...
    • The Third Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      With this week, we conclude the first part of Lent. We continue our lessons in the faith, as our practices of Lent become deeper and more full of grace. |We enter into this week reflecting upon the Scrutiny that makes up ...
    • Lenten Audio Conversations 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The audio files to the right are conversations about Lent. For people who have appreciated the other audio files on this site, we decided to record our discussions about each week of Lent. It is an easy way to simply listen ...
    • The Fifth Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      This week is filled with drama. We continue to prepare ourselves to be open to God's graces. We continue to try to choose Lent, to act Lent, in very concrete ways. We are examining our patterns and realigning our ...
    • The Solemn Intercessions at the Good Friday Celebration of Our Lord's Passion 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "The Solemn Intercessions at the Good Friday Celebration of Our Lord's Passion"|The Liturgy of the Word concludes with the Solemn Intercessions, which take place in this way: the Deacon, if a ...
    • The Second Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      We continue the first part of Lent, during which we learn, along with those preparing for Baptism, wonderful lessons in our faith. |We can feel the rhythm developing. Sunday is always our celebration of the Lord's ...
    • The Scrutinies of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "The Scrutinies"|What are the "Scrutinies"?|These very special rites are celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent, at liturgies where the Elect are present. The Elect are those in our ...
    • The Fourth Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      With this week, we begin the second part of Lent. We ask more and more deeply to be with and like Jesus. We desire to celebrate the approaching mystery of our salvation with greater freedom and greater joy. |Each day's ...
    • The Holy Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Holy Week: The First Four Days|We enter into a week made "holy" forever by the self surrendering love of Jesus - for us all.|All week, we remember how he loved us. Whatever we do, no matter how busy or "distracted" we ...
    • The First Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      It is wonderful to see the early weeks of Lent as a catechism for those who are on a journey toward Baptism at the Easter Vigil. Each liturgy offers a new "lesson in the faith" for these new believers. Viewed this way, ...
    • Prayers for Fathers and Husbands 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Prayers for Fathers and Husbands"|For Fathers Coping with a Teenager|Now what, Jesus? Once again I have been dismissed by my own child who looks at me as if I am a stranger and an ...
    • Contemplating the Wedding Feast of Cana 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Wedding Feast of Cana"|It was such a wonderful wedding feast! The music, the dancing, the food and wine. There was a burst of joy just then and Mary looked over at ...
    • Peter Remembers His Call From Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Peter Remembers his Call from Jesus"|I get asked about it all the time, so I don't mind talking about it again. People are always asking, "So, Peter, what was it like the day Jesus ...
    • Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus"|The olives on the trees were not yet ready for harvest. There were things I could do around the orchard but I was restless. I told my wife I would ...
    • A Visit: Mary and John Remember the Choosing of the 12 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "A Visit: Mary & John Remember the Choosing of the 12"|Ephesus, A.D. 67, at the home of John and Mary, with visitors and new converts, Linus and Agnes.|John: It is so good of you to visit us, ...
    • Prayer for the Loss of a Grandchild 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Oh, God,|This is so unfair! Not our grandchild! It isn't fair! It isn't right! Our darling, young grandchild, the one we delighted in at birth, tended to, babysat and loved without limits. Why now are our hearts broken by ...
    • Herod Wants to Kill You 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Herod Wants to Kill You"|I was so nervous just being in the crowd. I had been watching him for several days now. There was tension in the air. It seemed so surprising to me that the ...
    • Contemplating the Healing of a Leper 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Healing of a Leper"|I had been a leper for 30 years. It wasn't very bad at first. My family knew the law, and like me, covered up the first few signs on my skin. ...
    • Contemplating the Assumption of Mary 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Mary looked over at John writing at his table and smiled. He had always looked so young and the years had not aged him very much. She could understand why Jesus had such a special place in his heart for John, with his ...
    • Praying As We Age 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Praying as We Age"|Prayer is essentially about nurturing our relationship with God. We can have a relationship with each of the persons of the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ...