Our Spiritual Mother, Mary Most Holy

As the last page of the calendar flips from 2022 to 2023, and not yet knowing what the new year will bring, it is fitting we entrust our lives to our spiritual Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Every time we pray the “Hail Mary” we invoke her care, “pray for us now, and at the … Continue reading Our Spiritual Mother, Mary Most Holy

The Second Annunciation

St. Joseph betrothed to the Blessed Mother Mary and the  foster father of Jesus is the focus on the last Sunday of Advent. We are told the birth of Jesus came about in a way which seemed to be scandalous. Before they lived to together as husband and wife, Mary was already pregnant.The moral expectation … Continue reading The Second Annunciation

Should We Look for Another?

Jesus said, “Among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist.”  The greatest man born of a woman, even questioned whether his cousin, was the long-awaited Messiah.  While imprisoned by Herod, John the Baptist hearing the works of Christ sent his disciples to ask Jesus one question: “Are you the … Continue reading Should We Look for Another?

Our True Longing Hidden

All around signs of Christmas are sprouting up. Trees are being decorated and outdoor lighting is illuminating neighborhoods as the days grow shorter. Stores and the internet remind people that Christmas is coming soon. Christmas parties are already being celebrated a full month early and will continue as the countdown to December 25th draws near.The … Continue reading Our True Longing Hidden

Christ the King of the Universe

On the last Sunday of the liturgical year, the Church focuses on Jesus as the King of the Universe. The feast asserts that Christ, through his obedience to the Father’s will  is a king who rules over an eternal and universal kingdom. A kingdom of truth and life; a kingdom of holiness and grace; a … Continue reading Christ the King of the Universe