Posts Tagged ‘joy’

Easter Joy

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

One of the graces of Easter falling in early April is that nature reflects the joy of new life found in the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior. Our parks and gardens bloom with color. We wonder at how even the most delicate of spring flowers survived our long and cold winter. We revel in […] [Read more]

Jesus Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

God our Father, creator of all, Today is the day of Easter joy. This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to men who had begun to lose hope and opened their eyes to what the scriptures foretold: that first he must die, and then he would rise and ascend into his Father’s glorious […] [Read more]

“Merry Christmas and God bless all of you – all of you on the good Earth.”

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The 1960s were a time of great promise and idealism in our country and throughout the world.  For example, in 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. electrified the nation with the soaring rhetoric of his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the climax of the March on Washington.  We celebrated […] [Read more]

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

With all of the festivities and preparations associated with the weeks before Christmas, this can be a very hectic time.  Add shopping to the mix, and the long day at the mall jostling amid the crowds might tempt some to irritation.  Others may be distressed because they are out of work.  It is in this […] [Read more]

A New Year’s Resolution in the Year of Faith

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

It is appropriate that this is the time when people make resolutions to improve themselves in the coming year because Mary Mother of God, whom we celebrate today, forever carries with her a new beginning, who is Christ the Lord.  Most New Year’s resolutions usually involve things like losing weight, exercising more regularly or reading […] [Read more]