The Jesus I know and love

You are my beloved Son / You are my beloved Daughter

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord ~ Sunday, January 13, 2019 This feast is part of the epiphany cycle of feasts …. It reveals further the meaning of the Incarnation of the Son of God, that is. our God entering our world and becoming flesh and blood. Pope Benedict XVI has an interesting […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!

The Birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – 2018   While all things were          in quiet silence, And when night was       in the midst of    her swift course, Your Almighty Word,            O Lord, Leaped down out of your royal throne,         […]

Advent Day 4 ~ Our God becomes flesh (and Day 3 of Hanukkah)

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent If you’re new to this Advent blog,  I recommend reading Welcome to Advent.Click here to get an overview of the Advent season. Today, let’s reflect on the mystery of the Incarnation ~ the Christmas portion of our faith. (Again if you don’t accept this as an article of faith, then just […]

Advent Day 2 ~ Swords to plowshares ~ Guns to roses

Monday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, If you’re new to this Advent blog,  I recommend reading Welcome to Advent to get a sense of why we spend four weeks preparing for our Christmas celebration and how it can help we (and you) deepen our spirituality. It can work whether you are a […]

WATCH OUT! Be care-ful! Stand erect!

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT ~ December 2, 2018 Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming […]

The Feast of All Saints ~ Will you become one too?

All Saints Day ~ November 1st, 2018 A Litany of Saints Before we begin, a couple of notes: This is a lengthy blog. I’ve given a thorough list of saints here throughout the Church year—not all, but the most popular ones. Peruse the ones that interest you and skip over the others. FIND THE SAINT […]

The Triumph of the Cross of Jesus ~ and our crosses too!

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross ~ September 14, 2014  Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their […]