Sermon From The
Octave of Nativity 2022
This holyday of obligation renews all the joy and happiness of Christmas, recalls the Circumcision which took place on this day and honors the Blessed Mother. St. Luke in his account of the Annunciation is precise in his language as he records Our Lady’s words that she does not know man, meaning her husband. This along with Tradition informs us that the Mother of God and St. Joseph were virginal and would remain so. Knowing this we understand the miraculous nature of the birth of Christ which confirms that His Mother is a virgin before, during and afterwards. Circumcision was a type of our sacrament of Baptism. Today begins the new year with confidence in God that He does not abandon His own during whatever awaits us in the days ahead.