Painting courtesy of Daniel Mitsui: Arwork for Passiontide reflection
- Holy Week 2006 – Regular updates of papal homilies and happenings from the Vatican.
- Way of the Cross 2006 Led by Pope Benedict XVI, with Meditations and prayers by Archbishop Angelo Comastri, Vicar General of His Holiness for Vatican City.
- The Easter Triduum: Entering into the Paschal Mystery, by Carl Olson. Ignatius Insight April 11, 2003.
- The continuing process of conversion — Jennifer (Confessions of a Wayward Catholic) talks about “[her] experience of Catholicism since that moment when I decided to come back to the Church . . .”
- St. Leo the Great: “Contemplating the Lord’s Passion”, posted by Argent by the Tiber
- How to be a Bad Ascetic, by Neil (Catholic Sensibility:
As I reflect on both popular misconceptions and mistakes made in my own (very average) spiritual life, though, I think that it might be a good thing to reflect on what asceticism is not. . . .
- Jews and the Eucharist: Cardinal Ratzinger and a Lenten Retreat, excerpts from Cardinal Ratzinger’s Journey towards Easter, a collection of retreat talks then-Cardinal Ratzinger gave in the Vatican in the presence of Pope John Paul II during the Lenten season of 1983.
- Reflections on St. Boniface, Blindness and Our Lenten Fast, by Teresa (Blog by the Sea).
- Stations of the Cross, selections from St. John Chrysostom, with bronze stations of the cross cast by Max DeMoss for the Church of the Nativity, Rancho Santa Fe, California, and were photographed there on February 26, 2006. Beautiful!
- Pesach 5766 / Maundy Thursday 2006 — John Heard (Dreadnought) marks the Jewish festival of liberation, Pesach / Passover, which prefigures the institution of the Holy Eucharist on Maundy Thursday.
- Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus on “Maundy Thursday”. “On The Square” – First Things.
- No Other Name — beginning with an excerpt from Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus’ Death on a Friday Afternoon, Stephen Riddle (Flos Carmeli) reflects on the truth of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ, and what it means for us. (Thank you for this, Stephen).
- Holy Week Music – some traditional selections from Daniel Mitsui (The Lion and the Cardinal).
- “Jesus had to die because God is forgiving and because God insists on being so”, a citation of Gerhard Forde from Al Kimel (Pontifications). See Pontifications‘ classic and contemporary citations for more Lenten reflections. (Update Al has called my attention to “The Dream of the Rood”, newly translated by Anthony Esolen.
- See also Catholic Carnival: Holy Week 2006, hosted by Deep Furrows.