The Sorrowful Mysteries

Father Bob’s Palm Sunday homily…


These lines were adapted from what I wrote during my silent retreat this winter.  I thought they would be appropriate to share on Passion Sunday since each of the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary are included in the Passion account.

Palm Sunday B

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

A somber painting of ultimate love

And yet it is so often in those sober moments of reflection we know we are loved

For coming through the crucible everything is purified

From the cross, everything is loved.

The Agony in the Garden

Your agony is the proof that you loved your humanity and did not despise its burden

Your agony is proof that you loved us and did not despise our burden

In a garden too alone, with sleeping disciples you cried for what was lost

In a garden not alone but with your Father, you…

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