Posts Tagged ‘Find the Perfect Gift’

There is a Place for You in the House of the Lord

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As the family of God gathers today on this first Sunday of Advent, we joyfully proclaim again and again in the Responsorial Psalm: “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122). This invitation to go together to God’s house is the […] [Read more]

Seeking the Gift of Christ’s Mercy this Advent

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Tweet Share280 Pin1 +13 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Over the last several months, our newspapers, our TV screens, and social media feeds have been filled with images of so many people in such desperate situations. From the streets of Paris, to the borders of the countries of Eastern Europe to the war-torn towns […] [Read more]

Picturing Mary

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Tweet Share119 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleToday, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas, venerating her as the mother of Jesus and our mother. Each year, millions of pilgrims from around the world travel to Mexico City to venerate the image of Our Lady […] [Read more]

In the Spirit of Saint Nicholas

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Tweet Share Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In the midst of this very busy time of year – when images of snowy silent nights, warm cozy fires and people relaxing with a hot cup of cocoa seem at odds with the length of our “to-do” lists, the number of school and family […] [Read more]

Preparing for the Coming of Our Savior Jesus Christ

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Tweet Share148 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As November draws to a close and we begin a new liturgical year, we enter into the season of Advent. The name of this special time comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming.” The Church has celebrated this season since ancient times, although the […] [Read more]

Christmas Invitations

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Tweet Share26 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Christmas is an invitation to rejoice in the Good News – our Savior is born.  Looking upon the infant Jesus lying in the manger, our hearts are touched with love and affection for the Lord who gave himself to us, sharing in our human lives […] [Read more]

Saint Nicholas and Our Contemporary Christmas Culture

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Tweet Share19 Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble With Thanksgiving over, the month-long pre-Christmas season begins in earnest.  The sales are also on – in fact, many stores have been decorated for the holidays since mid-October.  It is tempting to think the truth of the Christ Child is again being eclipsed by the […] [Read more]

“Find the Perfect Gift”

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Tweet Share21 Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Just as we begin more serious preparation for upcoming Christmas celebrations with family and friends, our Advent readings help us consider the spiritual significance of preparing.  It is the season of Advent that invites us to ready ourselves for the coming of Our Lord – […] [Read more]

Bringing the Light of Advent to “Black Friday”

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Tweet Share108 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The use of the term, “Black Friday,” to identify the day after Thanksgiving has always struck me as appropriate given how swiftly our society turns its attention from thanking God for our many blessings to scrambling to the stores in the middle of the night […] [Read more]