The Womb that Contains What the Heavens Cannot

From you, our God who is before eternity, became a child! He has made your womb His throne, making it more spacious than the heavens. In you, O woman full of grace, all creation exults. Glory to you! (Joseph Raya,…

What are you Giving for Christmas?

At Christmas we often think, and rightfully so, of God’s gift of Jesus to the world. We celebrate and rejoice that God has been born into this world as one of us. God is with us in a new way.…

Entrances into the Divine Life and Presence

“Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” We may never have said those exact words but I’ll bet most of us understand and know what Philip is asking. He has expressed a deep and universal desire of humanity.…

Carriers of the Treasure, Everyone a Magi

“Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Every one of us comes here today bearing gifts. That is one of the truth’s about the Epiphany. It is true not only on this day but…

Walk Away from the Manger

The crowds from last night’s liturgy have gone home. There’s just a few of us here this morning. The noise, song, and voices of last night’s celebration have fallen silent. The candlelight of Christmas Eve has given way to the…

Luke, Tell Me the Story Again!

There are some stories that simply bear repeating. Children want to hear the same old bed time story. Lovers tell the story of meeting and falling in love. Parents tell the story of their child’s birth. Tonight the Church tells…

Christ is the Fruit of the Faithful

"You see that Mary did not doubt but believed and therefore obtained the fruit of faith. 'Blessed … are you who have believed.' But you also are blessed who have heard and believed. For a soul that has believed has…

The Life of Jesus: God’s Extreme Consideration for Humanity

He did not shun; he chose. He did not shun the virgin’s womb; he chose a mother. He did not shun the human body; he chose flesh and blood. He did not shun the angel’s name; he chose a destiny.…

Christmas – The Gift of Union

 The feast of Christmas is the feast of the mystical Body, for it is through the Incarnation that men have become members of Christ. Whatever theological interpretation we give to this great scriptural and patristic affirmation of our incorporation into…

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