“This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.” So often we can just gloss over our Lord’s words because we have become accustomed to hearing them. We lose sight of the incredibly surprising nature of our Lord’s promises. He tells us today that if we […]Read more "So You May Eat It and not Die"
“[Jesus] said to [the apostles], “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.” When our Lord takes the Apostles away to a […]Read more "Learning to Pray"
Today’s feast, the Solemnity of All Saints, is purposefully placed by Holy Mother Church towards the close of the liturgical year, just a few weeks before the beginning of Advent, in order to bring us to contemplate the last things (death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell). At the end of November, we will reflect on Christ […]Read more "Our Heavenly Goal"
“His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away.” The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord takes place on the 6th of August every year. Most years this feast falls on a weekday and so goes relatively unnoticed, but this year it falls on a Sunday and so we get to […]Read more "Listening to Christ’s voice through the Church"
What does our Lord’s Transfiguration have to do with Lent? It seems, at first, to be a strange story to choose, and yet, for centuries, the Church has read this Gospel on the second Sunday of Lent. Why? We can understand the events of the life of our Lord better if we understand them in […]Read more "Our Heavenly Goal"
Cari fratelli e sorelle, ormai siamo arrivati al mese di Novembre e, avvicinandoci alla fine del anno liturgico, la Santa Madre Chiesa, per mezzo della Santa Liturgia, ci mette nella contemplazione delle cose ultime. Ed è così che la domenica scorsa abbiamo contemplato Cristo Re, chi regna sopra la patria celeste. In tale festa abbiamo […]Read more "The Saints Shine with the Splendor of Christ"