Be Holy As I Am Holy - S+L Lenten Mission starts tonight
April 13, 2011
Do you want to be holy? As Catholics, our first impulse is (or should be) to say, “Of course!”
But if we're honest, we can probably recognize some hesitancy in our response. We fear that radically pursuing holiness will be stifling or exhausting. Would my friends still be able to relate to me? Are these ideals compatible with my competitive workplace? How can I contemplate holiness, when forcing myself to stop and pray for fifteen minutes is such a struggle?
We need not flee from God's invitation to “be holy as I am holy” (Lev 11:44, 1 Pet 1:16). In fact, a good place to start could be turning on the television. Really! This week, S+L is airing a three-part Lenten mission on the theme of holiness. Filmed at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica in London, Ontario, the series begins with a Liturgy of the Word. Bishop Ronald Fabbro, CSB presides, while Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB is the guest homilist.
With eleven days remaining until Easter, this could be what you need to restore your focus on repentance and renewal.
Broadcast times: 9:00pm & 1:00am ET / 6:00pm & 10:00pm PT
Wednesday, April 13: Part 1 – Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy (Liturgy of the Word)
Thursday, April 14: Part 2 – Examples of Holiness in Everyday Life (Evening Prayer)
Friday, April 15: Part 3 - The Holiness of Christians flows from that of the Church (Holy Mass)
Related posts
With the decline of mainline Protestantism in Canada, Evangelicals are more and more likely to be the non-Catholic Christians that Catholics encounter today. There are Evangelical churches, education more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, appeared on CBC Radio PEI on Friday October 21, 2016 to discuss Salt + Light, Pope Francis, the Vatican and more. Listen below: more
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, gave a lecture on the Gospel of Luke at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in more
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – October 23rd, 2016 Last Sunday’s Gospel focused on the necessity of prayer (Luke 18:1-8). The second of two parables in Chapter 18:9-15 condemns the more
Sunday morning in St. Peter’s Square, before a crowd of nearly 80,000 people, Pope Francis presided over Holy Mass for the canonization of seven new Saints. José Sánchez del Río (Mexico); Salom more