Posts Tagged ‘The Feasts’

Give Thanks and Celebrate with a Feast

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

This week our nation celebrates our civil holy day of Thanksgiving, with people across the country gathering with family and friends for a feast to offer thanks to God for all the blessings in their lives. The holiday also reminds us how feasts play a prominent role in our lives as people of faith. Feasts […] [Read more]

Epiphany: The Public Revelation of the Savior of the World

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Before 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 Magi from the East (Mt. 2:1-2, 9-11). Following the […] [Read more]

The Rich Vocabulary of the Feasts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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 Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Day, octave, season, memorial, […] [Read more]

Feasts in the Bible

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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 thanksgiving and feasts are central to our faith. Throughout the […] [Read more]

The Church Calendar Orders Our Daily Lives and Helps Foster Unity

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

“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 that begins with God coming to dwell with humanity in […] [Read more]

The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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 people of faith. These feasts form a kind of catechism, […] [Read more]