Danger in the Calm

4th Sunday after Epiphany 2023 This season reiterates the Church’s teaching that Jesus Christ is both human and divine, a belief which is under attack in our day.  We see both natures of our Redeemer on display in the Gospel account for this Mass.  God sends storms and trials into our lives to shake us…

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Loving God through Neighbor

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2023 Before we make our offering at the altar we must first reconcile with our neighbor, and we also have an obligation to thank God and our neighbor for the gifts we have been given.  All the miracles of Our Lord recounted during this season after Epiphany teach us Christ’s motivation. …

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Ponder This in Your Hearts

2nd Sunday after Epiphany 2023 This Epistle tells us that we should bless and not curse our enemies.  We see this exemplified in the story of St. Maria Goretti, who wanted her murderer to be with her in Heaven.  We see it in the prayer of St. Stephen offered for Saul, which led to his…

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Follow Your Star

Feast Of The Epiphany 2019 The feast of the Epiphany is the manifestation of God made Man and seen in the Holy Infant by the Magi. The Magi were Gentile wise men who were familiar with Hebrew prophecies & recognized in a miraculous star the fulfillment of them in the coming of the Messiah. They…

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Be Thou Made Clean

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2018 This is the Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the theme of the season is still proclaimed: undying faith in the Son of God becoming Man.  St. Paul, whose feast this week celebrates his conversion, reminds us in the Epistle to be, as much as possible, at peace with all men.  In the Gospel…

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Yes, We Believe In You, Lord

2nd Sunday after Epiphany The time after the Epiphany is a transition from celebrating the Incarnation to beginning to move towards the Redemptive aspect of the liturgical year.  The awareness of God becoming Man is made clear by His manifestation to the Magi, the theophany at the Baptism of Christ and the working of His first miracle…

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Candles For Purification & St. Blaise

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2017 The powerful blessing given on the feastday of St. Blaise is not only for throats but for any other health problem and even for spiritual maladies.  We also take home with us a blessed candle on Candlemas Day. The candle is revered as a symbol of Christ Himself who is united…

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Prayer of the Magi

Conference On 1st Friday February 2014 We continue to learn about the mystery of God’s providence during this period of the liturgical year.  Just as the life of the Magi destined them to follow the Star of Bethlehem, God humbles Himself in revealing his plans to us according to our own lives.  We partake in…

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The Magi and the Threefold Epiphany

Conference On The Epiphany The three manifestations of Our Lord remembered on the Epiphany are those moments when Christ chose to reveal Himself as God to the Magi, at His baptism, and at the wedding feast of Cana. All three events are connected doctrinally and liturgically. The Magi are expressions of Faith in that they…

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