AMONG THE FICKLE CROWD

This homily is based on Mark 11:1-10 on Palm Sunday.

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem by Hippolyte Flandrin c. 1842

The event we recount–and reenact–on Palm Sunday was a highlight of sorts in our Lord’s Public Ministry.┬áReported in all four gospels, our Lord’s entry to Jerusalem is often prefixed with┬áthe adjective “triumphal” to express the exceptional welcome given to Jesus as he arrived in Jerusalem.

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TAKING ANOTHER SHOT AT LENT

This reflection is on Matthew 21:1-11, from the Palm Sunday Readings.

A friend who has lived in London for years took me yesterday to a Catholic church hidden in a side street near Leicester Square. The church, built by the Marist Fathers and dedicated to the Notre Dame de France, features a number of religious art works by such eminent artists as Jean Cocteau (murals), Georges-Laurent Saupique (base relief carving of Our Lady of Mercy), and Boris Anrep (Mosaic of the Nativity).

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