8 January, Sunday — Seeing

Jan 8 -- Epiphany of the Lord Epiphany, also known as Theophany in Eastern Christian traditions, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child, and thus Jesus Christ's physical manifestation to the Gentiles. It is sometimes called Three Kings' Day, and in some traditions celebrated... Continue Reading →

2 March, Wednesday — A Call to Repentance

Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-182 Cor 5:20-6:2Mt 6:1-6;16-18 'Now, now -- it is the Lord who speaks -- come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.' Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn, turn to the Lord your God again...' Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday. The word 'shrove' is taken from the word... Continue Reading →

3 January, Sunday — Plugging In

The Epiphany of the Lord Isa 60:1-6 Eph 3:2-3, 5-6 Mt 2:1-12 “... but upon you the Lord shines...” We are in Phase 3, and now able to have meals outside with more of our friends and family. Things are looking up! This is markedly different, at least for me, from my situation in the... Continue Reading →

2 November, Monday — Rest

Nov 2 – All Souls Day Today we celebrate a feast in commemoration of the faithful departed in purgatory, that is, the faithful departed who have not yet been purified and reached Heaven. After Abbot Odilo of Cluny instituted it in the monasteries of his congregation in 998, other religious orders took up the observance,... Continue Reading →

22 August, Saturday — Teach me!

Aug 22 – Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Whoever, therefore, reverences the Queen of heaven and earth – and let no one consider himself exempt from this tribute of a grateful and loving soul – let him invoke the most effective of Queens, the Mediatrix of Peace; let him respect and preserve peace, which... Continue Reading →

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