5th Sunday of Lent: March 29, 2020

It was like pulling teeth to make this one happen.  Did yesterday’s recording in one take; this one took 7 or 8.  But hey, I got it done, and I even rant a little bit in it.

Today’s readings are here.

My hope is to get another recording done later with some thoughts on the latest restrictions from the Diocese, as well as the Papal blessing from Friday.  No guarantees, though.

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross have always been one of my favorite devotions, so I’ve been wanting to find a way to share them with you all here during this particularly difficult Lenten season.  It’s been tougher than I anticipated.  I thought it would be nice to make them a video of sorts, rather than me just reading them to you, and I still think that’s the right call…but it turns out I’m not much of a video editor.  Nor, for that matter, do I fully understand how to use everything WordPress has put at my disposal.

Nevertheless, here’s something I cobbled together.  I tried to post this a little earlier and it didn’t seem to work; hopefully this one does.  If not, I suppose it’s back to the drawing board.

Chaplet of St. Michael

Another prayer resource for everyone, and one I’m rather biased towards…the chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel.  The chaplet is very easy to pray; you can find an easy how-to guide – as well as some interesting background information – on EWTN’s page.

I also want to link to this story of Saint Michael and Pope Saint Gregory the Great – how the Holy Father had a vision of the Archangel defending the city of Rome during a terrible plague around the year 590 AD.

My video-creating skills still need some work; I cut off the closing Sign of the Cross on this one, and I wasn’t about to redo things.  I keep saying I’ll get better at this.  I hope that’s true.  So, let’s pray…