As we enter the Fourth and final Sunday of the Advent Season, with Christmas only three days away, we are reminded that “advent” refers to the three comings of Christ:
First, to our celebration of the birth of Christ at Christmas;
Secondly, to [...]
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will r [...]
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.
For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him W [...]
God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Gen. 1:27)
You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you [...]
THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTIONS – December 2014
Please click on the links to the Popes’ Universal and Evangelization intentions below to go to the “Reflections” prepared by the Apostleship of Prayer. You can also view the video discussion o [...]
Therefore, put on the armor of God that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all [t [...]
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Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.
She was born into a life of riches and privilege but lived a life of simplicity, generosity and great faith. (more…)