From the archives: Handmaid ringing "Old Faithful" calling the Sisters to prayer

Reflection for Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“How many wonderful symbolisms bells enshrine. The music of chimes comes from their being struck by a hammer. So the soul that truly loves God makes its sweetest music beneath the blows of Divine Love….He knows how to awake from our good metal the answering harmony of the soul’s response to trial and tribulation.” – Father Gerald

Reflection for Laetare Sunday

Scott Maentz Lent

“After Mary heard Simeon’s prophecy she could probably say as she cared for the little Jesus, ‘They say you’re going to be my sorrow, but you’re my joy now!’” – Father Gerald

Reflection for Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“The humility of Our Lady gives us a key to her power over the heart of God…Our Blessed Mother has balanced the whole rebellion of the human race by her absolute humility which kept her always in perfect submission to the will of God.” – Father Gerald

Reflection for Friday of the Third Week of lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“When the Holy Spirit compelled our Blessed Mother to break forth into her Magnificat, He instructed her to say that the reason why she had received these unique graces from God was because He had regarded the lowliness of His handmaid.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Reflection for Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

The Handmaids ask as we enter the month of March: As we observe the current state of affairs in the world around us, have we, as human beings who are not God, lost our grasp of humility? Are we lions or lambs?

Reflection for Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“God is interested in a priest for himself, but also because Christ can use him; he is a chosen sacramental instrument for the salvation of hundreds of souls.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald