Liturgy: Yesterday, Today and Forever

First Friday – Feast Of St. Agatha 2021 With the beginning of the Easter Cycle through the season of Septuagesima it is a good time to review what the Sacred Liturgy is and how it leads our spiritual lives through the purgative, illuminative and unitive states.  The Holy Mass is the highest form of prayer…

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Purification, Presentation and Candles

Feast Of The Purification 2021 This feast was already old in the fourth century.  It celebrates Our Lady’s fulfilling the Law by going to the temple forty days after giving birth so she could be admitted once more ceremonially to worship.  Her humility was extraordinary because she was not bound by the Law but she…

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The Conversion of St. Paul

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2021 The showing of of Our Lord’s divinity through the time after the Epiphany continues this Sunday with His cures of the leper and the centurion’s servant. Tomorrow is the feast of the conversion of St. Paul and because Christianity hinges on this event it is described in detail for us…

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An Outpouring of Love

2nd Sunday After Epiphany 2021 Today is also the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot who counselled that we should think every morning and night that this is our last day of life.  In this way we will always be ready for our end.  The Gospel is about the wedding feast at Cana which gives…

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The Epiphany And The Holy Family

Feast Of The Holy Family 2021 The crèche is a composite of many events surrounding the Nativity and culminating with the adoration of the Magi which is celebrated on the feast of the Epiphany.  The first Sunday after this feast is that of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  The Gospel tells the…

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The Candle Shows The Beauty Of Christ

Feast Of The Purification 2020 For only the second time in a couple of decades we are celebrating this wonderful feast of the Purification on a Sunday and this enables more of the faithful to participate in this sacred Liturgy and to hear the doctrines about this feast.  This ceremony is ancient, recorded in the…
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How Can Sin Make Us Better?

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2020 Today is a continuation of the beautiful time after the Epiphany when the God-Man is shown to us for our adoration and love.  The Redemptive Incarnation is with the Trinity as the most important truth about God Who rules the cosmos, even as an Infant.  The Epistle warns us not…
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One Word Can Make A Saint

2nd Sunday after Epiphany 2020 The Liturgy is moving toward the redemptive aspect of the Incarnation.  We go with the true and certain knowledge of Christ’s divinity that is manifested to us during these days.  We pray and thereby know our Faith through the liturgical law that the law of prayer is the law of…
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The Holy Family & Silent Prayer

Feast Of The Holy Family 2020 This feast celebrates the beautiful life that Jesus led in this world with His Holy Family.  The Epistle gives us the foundation of the Holy Family’s life together which is charity – the bond of perfection.  The Gospel teaches about Christ’s consciousness of His divine mission and how others…
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How Often Do We Thank Him?

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2019 On this Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany St. Paul reminds us that charity is the bond of perfection.  Our Lord gave us the example of forgiving sinners as an expression of our love.  We can imitate that towards our neighbor, especially the ones who might annoy us.  God will help…
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