Archive for December, 2014

The Rich Vocabulary of the Feasts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Tweet Share89 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today we celebrate the sixth day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord during the season of Christmas. Yesterday was the memorial of Saint Thomas Becket. Tomorrow evening, more than reveling in New Year’s Eve, we celebrate the vigil of the Solemnity of […] [Read more]

The Holy Family and the Synod on the Family

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Tweet Share128 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOne year ago on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis reflected on the important role that families play in living, passing on and sharing the faith – the work of evangelization to which we are all called. “The proclamation of the Gospel, in fact, […] [Read more]

The Light of the World

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Tweet Share100 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleGrant, we pray, almighty God, that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word, the light of faith, which illumines our minds, may also shine through in our deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you […] [Read more]

Today in the City of David a Savior has been Born for You Who is Christ the Lord

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Tweet Share303 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble O God, who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and still more wonderfully restored it, grant, we pray, that we may share in the divinity of Christ, who humbled himself to share in our humanity, who lives and reigns with you in the unity […] [Read more]

Behold, I Make All Things New”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Tweet Share151 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleGrant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who are weighed down from of old by slavery beneath the yoke of sin, may be set free by the newness of the long-awaited Nativity of your Only Begotten Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity […] [Read more]

His Mercy is from Age to Age

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Tweet Share87 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAlmighty ever-living God, as we see how the Nativity of your Son according to the flesh draws near, we pray that to us, your unworthy servants, mercy may flow from your Word, who chose to become flesh of the Virgin Mary and establish among us his […] [Read more]

The Word Became Flesh and Made His Dwelling Among Us

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Tweet Share94 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleO God, who through the child-bearing of the holy Virgin graciously revealed the radiance of your glory to the world, grant, we pray, that we may venerate with integrity of faith the mystery of so wondrous an Incarnation and always celebrate it with due reverence. Through […] [Read more]

Rejoice! The Lord Our Savior is Near

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Tweet Share134 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleHear in kindness, O Lord, the prayers of your people, that those who rejoice at the coming of your only Begotten Son, in our flesh may, when at last he comes in glory, gain the reward of eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, […] [Read more]

Hanukkah and the Eternal Light of God

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Tweet Share106 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Jesus was formed by the feasts of old. A devout Jew, he was raised by parents who dutifully observed the Jewish calendar, and in his ministry he observed the holy days with his disciples. However, more than simply celebrating these days which remember the marvels […] [Read more]

Open to the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Tweet Share52 Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What we celebrate this season is God coming to be with us – to be one of us – walking with us, saving us and sharing divine life with us. Yet while we joyfully await the coming of Jesus at Christmas, we know also that […] [Read more]