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Enter into Prayer — Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Feast Days, Fr. Najim, Prayer, Transfiguration

Enter into Prayer – Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord If I were to ask you to define prayer, how would you define it?  Many people would answer that prayer is talking to God, plain and simple.  I think it’s safe to say that while many Christians say prayers, it’s also true that many Christians do not truly enter into prayer.  There’s a big difference between saying prayers and... Read More

54. Mountaintop Meetings (Matthew 17:1-13)

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

“If he were not of the same nature as ourselves, his command to imitate him as a master would be a futile one.” – St. Hippolytus Matthew 17:1-13: Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light.... Read More

Transfiguration and Religious Life

Transfiguration and Religious Life Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord “Those who allow themselves to be seized by this love cannot help but abandon everything to follow Him.” Saint John Paul II’s words have been a personal inspiration to me all throughout my religious life. My copy of Vita Consecrata has been read and re-read numerous times. It is there that he sets the Transfiguration... Read More

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration Second Sunday of Lent Presence of God – O Jesus, grant that Your grace may triumph in me and make me worthy to participate in Your glorious Transfiguration! MEDITATION The soul of Jesus, personally united to the Word, enjoyed the Beatific Vision, which has as its connatural effect the glorification of the body. But this effect was impeded by Jesus, who, during the years of His... Read More

Suffering and Transfiguration: A Lenten Reflection

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Lent, Spiritual Direction, Suffering, Videos

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Suffering and Transfiguration: A Lenten Reflection Suffering and Transfiguration Suffering and transfiguration:  Father Michael Najim provides a short video on suffering and transfiguration as a reflection for this second week of our Lenten journey. Suffering is a part of life and there are different types of suffering, including suffering because others suffer. Why does Jesus take His Apostles (Peter,... Read More

Mount Tabor and the Church of the Transfiguration

August 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Diana von Glahn, Pilgrimage

In honor of the Feast of the Transfiguration today, let’s visit Mount Tabor and the Church of the Transfiguration in Galilee, Israel. Jesus’ Transfiguration occurs shortly before He enters Jerusalem to begin his Passion, and is encountered in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. On this occasion, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up Mount Tabor, at the north-east corner of the Jezreel Valley.... Read More

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