Photo Meditations

Photo Meditations

Pray and reflect with Father Joseph Veneroso’s poems and prayers, and inspiring photos from around the world.

Light in the Darkest Hour

Light in the Darkest Hour

On the darkest hour of the darkest day When lust for power corrupted the best And people willingly traded their souls For the right to rule and ride roughshod Over the foreigner, the poor, the Other, It is then, always then, that holy Wisdom Explodes silently upon an...

In the Spirit of St. Francis

In the Spirit of St. Francis

Lord, make me a witness to your truth. Turn my eyes from evil. Close my ears to falsehood. Shield my mind from the temptation To judge others who sin differently than I. Seal my lips from adding to the noise Of a world that worships power, Rewards greed and sacrifices...

On The Bumpy Road to Emmaus

On The Bumpy Road to Emmaus

With broken hearts, dashed hopes and bowed heads Defeated and deflated we make our mournful way Far from the pain of shattered dreams that is Jerusalem Toward some supposed safety known as Emmaus. Ever lengthening shadows and fast descending darkness Magnify the...

Thus Says the Lord

Thus Says the Lord

Consider Isaiah’s vision of virgin birth And God’s suffering servant singing centuries Before the cross ever took shape. Thus he revealed Suffering’s power to redeem, liberate and transform The nations into a new Chosen People, compelled To climb, conquer and...

Word Made Flesh

Winter 2023

Mission Mysteries of the Rosary

Fall 2022

Sacred & Wounded

Summer 2022

The Mission of the Magdalene

Spring 2022

Behold, I make all things new

Winter 2022

Community of Sinners, Community of Saints

Fall 2021

Breaking of the Bread

Summer 2021

From Ashes to Easter

Spring 2021

Joseph, the Carpenter

Winter 2021

The First Sacrament

September / October 2020

Our Better Angels

July / August 2020

Love’s Visitation

May / June 2020

A Sacrifice of Praise

March / April 2020

Finding Lost Hope
in the Temple

January / February 2020

Previous Years

Great Cloud of Witnesses, November/December 2019

The Way of Discipleship, September/October 2019

Serving vs. Sitting, July/August 2019

Going Forth, May/June 2019

Easter Peace Meal, March/April 2019

Wake Up, Jesus!, January/February 2019

Consolation of Simeon and Anna, November/December 2018

Mother of Sorrows, September/October 2018

Divine Instrument, By Joe Veneroso, Maryknoll Magazine

Divine Instrument, July/August 2018

We May Never Know, May/June 2018

Maryknoll Photo Meditation, March / April 208

Day of Emptiness, March/April 2018

Divine Instrument, By Joe Veneroso, Maryknoll Magazine

Who Are Those People, November/December 2017

Angels Unawares, September/October 2017

Maryknoll Photo Meditation, March / April 208

Transfiguration Today, July/August 2017

Divine Instrument, By Joe Veneroso, Maryknoll Magazine

Chosen to Go, May/June 2017

Beyond Mercy, March/April 2017

Maryknoll Photo Meditation, March / April 208

The Disturbing Peace of Christ, January/February 2017

Divine Instrument, By Joe Veneroso, Maryknoll Magazine

How Long O Lord, November/December 2016

Merciful Mysteries of the Rosary By Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.

Merciful Mystery, September/October 2016

Maryknoll Photo Meditation, March / April 208

Ways of Mercy, July/August 2016

Divine Instrument, By Joe Veneroso, Maryknoll Magazine

Mother of Mercy, May/June 2016