Posts Tagged ‘The Feasts’

Epiphany: The Public Revelation of the Savior of the World

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Tweet Share182 Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleBefore the invention of satellites or digital compasses and the Global Positioning System, travelers, navigators and mariners looked to the stars for guidance. The Gospel of Matthew tells us about one particular star, the Star of Bethlehem, which pointed to the Lord Jesus and guided the […] [Read more]

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]

Feasts in the Bible

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Tweet Share371 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble This week, Americans of different faiths celebrate Thanksgiving, our civil holy day, and gather around a table with family members and friends for a feast to offer thanks to God for all the blessings in their lives. The holiday also reminds us as Catholics how […] [Read more]

The Church Calendar Orders Our Daily Lives and Helps Foster Unity

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Tweet Share86 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “Teach us to count our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart.” – Psalm 90:12 At the end of November, we enter the season of Advent. It is the beginning of a new year on the Church’s calendar, pointing toward the new age […] [Read more]

The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Tweet Share45 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble To be Catholic is to have a faith that marks our hours, counts our days, and measures our months and seasons. Our liturgical calendar is marked by special days – feasts – which are all celebrations of Jesus Christ, reminding us who we are as […] [Read more]