Category Archives: Semana Santa

Easter Morning

Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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A Quiet Saturday

When an entire country takes their spring break during the same week, and when the vast majority of the population exits the city and heads to the beaches, you end up with a very quiet place. And today that quiet … Continue reading

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High Noon

By now it was noon. The whole earth became dark, the darkness lasting three hours – a total blackout. The Temple curtain split right down the middle. Jesus called loudly, “Father, I place my life in your hands!” Then he … Continue reading

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The intimacy of Holy Week…..

I’ve been spending time each morning reading through the various passages that surround Holy Week in all the different gospels. This morning I was so impacted by the intimacy of the details. I live with four men and currently have … Continue reading

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She has done a beautiful thing…..

Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly. “Leave her … Continue reading

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Almost there, right on the border…..

As one reads the passages surrounding Holy Week, there is an intensity about them. Lively exchanges. It feels like everyone knew they were standing at the edges of something – the priests and scholars were plotting, Jesus was turning over … Continue reading

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Orchestrated Details

We’ve been reading through the book of Luke as a family, looking for details that we’ve never seen before. I do believe the Bible is a “living” document, it lives and breathes and speaks daily as we come to the … Continue reading

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Semana Santa

Pretty hard to find any Easter baskets or bunnies in Latin America. This is Holy Week, Semana Santa. This week is set aside for family and trips to the beach, but this week has a specific solemnity worthy of notice. … Continue reading

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How will I find ways to return…..

Today is Ash Wednesday. Today is a reminder to all of us that we are dust, of the earth. It’s a moment in the church year when we turn and focus on the road up a mountain, Christ’s journey to the … Continue reading

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Stay With Us

When I started writing mid March, I didn’t anticipate that I would spend a week writing about Semana Santa. Tomorrow we’ll begin again to explore the themes of children at risk, caregiving, the “life” of our work in the Kingdom, but … Continue reading

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