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Let His Word be your spirit and life!

In the Gospel, we are at the beginning of the pastoral ministry of Jesus. He wants to lay out for us the scheme of things so we can understand the context in which he preaches by word and by deed. … Continue reading

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Reminder

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Be astonished by what you see and hear today. God is near!

Jesus performed miracles in order that we may believe that “God is near.” When we meditate on the Wedding Feast of Cana, we discover the Face of God in very ordinary ways. Consider Jesus and His mother being invited to … Continue reading

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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

  The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan begins the reflection of the great mystery which is incarnated through the Gospels and sacramentalized through the Church. It connects us with our own Baptism and our responsibility to announce and … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

Since the beginning of Advent, we have become like the Magi, searching for the promised One who changes our lives and the life of history. Matthew says, “And on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. … Continue reading

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HOLY FAMILY -’don’t be afraid of the quirks’

Each family is an icon or a reflection of the Holy Family. Often, we can identify some part of our lives with theirs. Other times they can serve as a model for us to imitate. Joseph is righteous before God, … Continue reading

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“A new day, a new life, a new hope!”

The Morning is here; the darkness and the shadows have disappeared; a new Day, a new life, a new hope! Here in our spiritual home, we encounter the Child of Bethlehem, and remember that Christ dwells in our hearts burning … Continue reading

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

The last O Antiphon is “O come Emmanuel.” Our destiny resounds in the voice of Elizabeth as she is filled with the Holy Spirit announces “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would … Continue reading

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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT – GAUDETE

Today, violence is everywhere: physical violence, psychological violence and spiritual violence. Attacking all around us, trying to bring us down. And yet today is Gaudete Sunday and the Church bids us rejoice! But how can we rejoice when people cut … Continue reading

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