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Presentation of the Lord
Feb 07, 2020 | faith, hope, Mass readings, mission, prayer, Presentation of the Lord, reflections, suffering
Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Malachi 3:1-4Resp. Psalm Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 102nd Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18Gospel: Luke 2:22-40Jesus was presented in the Temple in accord with the law of God. Everything was done according to the law because Jesus came to fulfill the law. He asks us to be obedient to His laws because He is obedient to His Father. He shows us the way to be
Second Sunday of Advent 'A' Homily – Part 2
Dec 10, 2016 | Advent, charity, conversion, faith, Holy Spirit, hope, Jesus, love, mercy, Messiah, mission, repentance, salvation, Second Coming
John the Baptist On this Second Sunday of the New Church Year, John the Baptist stands before the ages and us in Chapter 3 of St. Matthew. He shouts out an invitation to repentance. He warns of impending judgment. He exhorts us to find security only int the Lord himself, not in superficial religious identity and external observances:For God can raise up children of
General Chapter - Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23
May 23, 2015 | Constitutions, friars, General Chapter, mission, new province, parish, Philippines, Therese, Vietnam, Washington Province
It is Saturday as I write. This morning when I woke up, it was in the mid-30s. And I'd left my window open through the night. Thus, it took every ounce of willpower I could muster to slip out from between the covers into the chill air of my room. But I did, and the day began, the last full day of the Chapter.