Archive for February, 2015

Divine Revelation in the Creation Story: Humanity is Made for Love

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The readings for daily Mass over the next several days tell the story of creation, but the picture they paint is one of the human experience throughout history. As we approach the season of Lent, I invite you to meditate with the Church on the profound revelation about God’s creative plan for humanity contained in […] [Read more]

Let Us Be Children of Light

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Death is inevitable yet we instinctively seek to avoid it, especially if we envision a lingering and painful death. The losses and changes associated with the progression of a terminal illness often contribute to psychological and spiritual distress that may lead to despair. The care available today, though, including both compassionate spiritual support as well […] [Read more]

Seeing with the Eyes of Faith

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

In the Mass reading for today from chapter six of Saint Mark’s Gospel, we read how Jesus went to his hometown of Nazareth with his disciples. While there, he taught at the synagogue and spoke with great wisdom. Yet many who heard him took offense. They had no faith in him. Consequently, they did not […] [Read more]

The Great Gift of Consecrated Life

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Forty days after Mary gave birth to our Lord Jesus, she and Joseph brought him to the Temple in Jerusalem to be dedicated to God. Today’s feast of the Presentation of the Lord commemorates this event and shows us the beauty of a life given totally to God. Thus, it is only natural that Saint […] [Read more]