ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown will pave the way for a new era in the spiritual lives of its parishioners by breaking ground later this month for a convent that will house members of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia.
One Advent, I was captivated by the phrase “Desire of Nations” in the “O Antiphons,” particularly the word “desire.” When I checked the etymology of the word “desire,” I was intrigued to know that it is derived from the Latin de sidere, that is, “from the stars.” Desire, then, is similar to the light falling from the stars; we can see the starlight but we cannot possess these ephemeral rays.
By the time you read this, we will be celebrating an extraordinary moment in an already extraordinary year. This first Sunday after Easter, April 4, 2016, the Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. The origin of this feast, devoted to God’s Mercy shining forth in Jesus Christ, is quite recent. It all began with a young girl.
From FAITH MAGAZINE (March-April 2016): The ‘graced imagination’ enables us to understand that we are truly heirs to the Kingdom. Sister Thomas More Stepnowski explores this in the light of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical.
As we enter into these sacred days, we continue to beg for God's mercy on us and on the whole world. As you view these images and consider the reflection on poverty and penance, know of our prayers for you during the Triduum.