You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
The Institute have a special weekend coming 4-7 March when they welcome three Sisters from their female branch - Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest. Schedule of the visit of the Sisters is available here.
The interview with the members of the Institute is excerpted from the main programme and is available here.
Gospel - Luke 13:1-9
|The Accursed Fig Tree (Le figuier maudit) - James Tissot|
At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.’Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, “See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?” He replied, “Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig round it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.” ’
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours: psalter week 3; 3rd week of Lent
Saints of the Week (commemorations during Lent)
February 29th - Feria - memorials on this day
March 1st - Blessed Christopher of Milan
March 2nd - Saint John Maron
March 3rd - Saint Katharine Drexel
March 4th - Blessed Christopher Bales
March 5th - Saint Colman of Armagh also Saint Kieran