I have called you. I formed you, and set you as a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring prisoners from confinement. (Isaiah 42:6-7) Today Christians everywhere celebrate Jesus’ baptism by John, his cousin, in the Jordan River. We officially end the Christmas season. For many weeks to come…Read more
” …the star that they (the Magi) had seen at its rising went ahead of them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they…Read more
Glory to God in the highest and peace to all upon earth! (Luke 2:14) Christmas blessings to you on this Holy Day! As you participate in Catholic Mass or worship at another church this Christmas, you will most likely hear the story of Jesus’ birth as it is read from the Sacred Scripture. I am…Read more
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, the angel said, “Hail, O favored one, the Most High God is with you! … You will conceive…Read more
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came to bear witness to the light … the true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:6-9) Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks … (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Last week we read about John the Baptist…Read more
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the…Read more
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