The Eighth Day of Advent: The Stuff Epics Are Made Of

Today’s readings are full of dramatic reversals. Captives are set free, those who sow in tears reap rejoicing, valleys are filled, mountains made low,...

The Twenty-fourth Day of Advent: Our Magnificat

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. for he has looked upon his lowly servant. From this day all...

The Second Day of Advent: All We Can Do Is Cast...

“Their voice has gone forth to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world,” ends the first reading. So, everyone knows...

The Lord is with you!

By Julie Heinen After a whirlwind romance, a couple was married. The woman agreed to move across the country with her new husband, leaving behind...

Staying Awake in Preparation

Christmas begins earlier every year in the secular world. Many shops and businesses are in competition to have the first display of lights and...

The Twelfth Day of Advent: Attacks Against the Kingdom of Heaven

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force. These words...

The Seventeenth Day of Advent: Consequence of Choice

“Which of the two did his father’s will?” In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells a simple story of two imperfect sons in order...

Paving the path of love with humility

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him,...

The Twentieth Day of Advent: God Can Move Mountains In Your...

As we read this narrative over 2,000 years later, we know the end of the story. Because of this, it is easy for us...

Choosing to turn towards him

I would like to think that my kids like being my kids. I want to believe that they brag about me, tell stories about...

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