Monthly Archives: December 2013

Blessed be the Lord

This is the last day of Advent.  When evening falls we will celebrate Christmas, and we will worship God as the incarnate savior of the world.  This morning, however, we read the great canticle of Zechariah, father of John the … Continue reading

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The Baptist Redux

Again we read about John the Baptist, the prophet who prepares the people of Israel for the coming of Jesus.  In today’s passage from Luke’s gospel, Elizabeth gives birth to the son who was promised to Zechariah by the angel … Continue reading

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Slave for Christ

Click on the link below for a short reflection on today’s second reading. December 22, 2013 Reflection +7

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Mary Did You Know?

Hail, Full of Grace! +5

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The Mountain of the Lord

In today’s psalm, we are reminded of the historical and symbolic meaning of mountains in the scriptures.  In the Old Testament, God resided on Mount Sinai, from which he gave mankind the law.  In the New Testament, Jesus gave us … Continue reading

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Mute

We often read the scripture in Luke about the visit that the angel Gabriel made to Mary wherein he told her that she was to be the mother of the Lord.  Less often read is Luke’s telling of the visit … Continue reading

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God With Us

In today’s passage from the gospel of Mathew, we hear a piece of the story of the birth of Jesus.  Today’s reading focuses on the prophesy of Isaiah heralding the coming of the Messiah: Behold, the virgin shall be with … Continue reading

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