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A Reading from “May I Have This Dance”

A Reading from “May I Have This Dance”

by Joyce Rupp

The human spirit is much like a spring garden.  If growth is to happen, it too must be made ready.  The human spirit must be opened up if God’s goodness is to grow there.  Open minds and hearts are ready to receive the abundant life God constantly offers.  This kind of opening up is at the heart of the Easter story.  It begins with a wide open tomb.  Beside it stands a messenger of God asking compassionate women to open their inner selves, encouraging them to not be afraid.  As they listen they hear a profound and startling message: “He is not here, for he has risen…” (MT 28:6).  As their minds and hearts struggle to accept this tremendous surprise they are like gardens being readied for watering.  The women open their hearts to the great announcement, receive the word of resurrection like thirsty soil and hurry away to share the marvelous news with others. 

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Where Can We Find Other Prayer Experiences?

Where Can We Find Other Prayer Experiences?

  •  A variety of other prayer experiences including Lectio Divina, the Daily Examen, Stations of the Cross and How to Pray the Rosary can also be found on our St. Martin of Tours Parish and School Facebook Page. 
     
  • The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is also offering a variety of experiences on their website here including: Sacred Space: Guided Daily Prayer, Saint of the Day, Praying Each Day: Daily Reflections and Apostleship of Prayer.
Where Can We Find Daily Lenten Prayer?

Where Can We Find Daily Lenten Prayer?

Published by Liturgy Training Publications, daily prayer is available each day on our St. Martin of Tours Parish and School Facebook Page.

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Where Can We Find The Sunday Readings?

  • To locate the Sunday Readings, please log onto www.saintmartin.org and click on publications.
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Where Can We Find The Live Streaming of Mass?

Where Can We Find The Live Streaming of Mass?

Please note that Daily Mass will be available online at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 11 a.m. All live-streaming Masses from St. Peter in Chains Cathedral are available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Facebook page. In case you missed it, archived masses are available here.