January 15, 2019

At present we do not see “all things subject to him,” but we do see Jesus “crowned with glory and honor” because he suffered death, he who “for a little while” was made “lower than the angels,” that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone (Heb 2:8-9). In the coming weeks, […]

January 8, 2019

In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. (1 Jn 4:10) Throughout the Christmas season, our thoughts naturally turn to the birth of Jesus and the tender images of his coming in the gospels of Matthew and Luke and […]

January 1, 2019

Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. (Lk 2:19) A week past Christmas, we find ourselves at New Year’s Day and the celebration of the ancient solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. Today’s observance is reflective in tone, and the Church offers for our meditation and prayer […]

December 18, 2018

Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means God is with us. (Mt 1:23) Some years ago, we celebrated the life of a beloved priest and member of our Blessed Sacrament Community who died suddenly and unexpectedly. The church was packed for the Funeral […]

December 11, 2018

A voice says, “Cry out!” I answer, “What shall I cry out?” “All flesh is grass, and all their glory like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it. So then, the people is the grass. Though the grass withers and the flower […]

December 4, 2018

At that very moment, he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike” (Lk 10:21). In today’s gospel Jesus rejoices in the signs of the kingdom […]

November 27, 2018

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here ― the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down” (Lk 21:5-6). The close of another liturgical year next […]

November 20, 2018

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me. (Rv 3:20) Perhaps you have seen the painting Jesus Knocking at the Door of Our Hearts by the English Victorian artist William Holman Hunt […]

November 13, 2018

Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, “Come here immediately and take your place at table”? Would he not rather say to him, “Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and […]