Second Sunday of Advent

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'Prepare the way of the Lord’:  this is the proclamation for the Second Sunday of Advent.  Jean Danielou wrote over 40 years ago these words that so aptly describe our present day reality:  “The Baptist’s message is addressed to a world held captive by sin and death, powerless to free itself, a world destined for dea
December 10, 2017 Read More

Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548)

Lectio Divina
 Saturday of the First Week of Advent
Readings of the day: RB 56Mass: Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26; Resp. Psalm 147; Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8 St Juan DiegoAt the sight of the crowds,his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned,like sheep without a sheph
December 09, 2017 Read More

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Patronal Feast of the United States of America

Lectio Divina
 Readings of the day: RB 55:15-22Mass: Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Resp. Psalm 98; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38  Peter Paul Rubens, Immaculate Conception, 1627

December 08, 2017 Read More

Saint Ambrose (d. 397); Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Lectio Divina
Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor (1941)

Readings of the day: RB 55:1-14Mass: Isaiah 26:1-6; Resp. Psalm 118; Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Trust in the Lord forever!For the Lord is an eternal Rock.
At table, we are reading J. Pérennès’s, 
December 07, 2017 Read More

Saint Nicholas (4th century), Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Lectio Divina
 Readings of the day: RB 54Mass: Isaiah 25:6-10a; Resp. Psalm 23; Matthew 15:29-37

Russian Icon of St Nicholas
In today’s Gospel we hear of the great crowds that came to Jesus. Many with visible afflictions were brought to Him: the mut
December 06, 2017 Read More
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