The Waters that Drown Us, Save Us

The Waters that Drown Us, Save Us

A few years ago, in my continued quest to fill book shelves (and my Kindle) with books I want to read but won’t get to, I stumbled across another great bargain of a book for 99 cents that came with a twist)–a music album to download to accompany the book, which...
Do Him Homage

Do Him Homage

Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage. (Matthew 2:8) Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, and the birthday of St. Gaspar del Bufalo our founder. Technically his birthday is...
Sharing Our Image of Jesus

Sharing Our Image of Jesus

“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Any woman who has had a baby can identify with these words and actions of Mary. Another translation uses the words “treasured” and “pondered in her heart.” When I was in grade school I often heard a...
A Gift Given to Us

A Gift Given to Us

Typically, when we celebrate something at Church, an explanation is needed to help understand what we are celebrating. Christmas, however, is one of those celebrations that needs little explanation. The majority know but do not necessarily understand what they are...
Following God’s Plan

Following God’s Plan

A word that grabs my attention from today’s gospel is “behold.”  In scripture, the word “behold” is another way of saying, be attentive, observe fully whatever is before you, for God is doing something important. In a dream, the angel of the Lord breaks into Joseph’s...
Sometimes God Surprises Us

Sometimes God Surprises Us

Today, the third Sunday of Advent, is known as Gaudete Sunday. We are getting closer to the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. The first reading from Isaiah gives rise to the sentiment of joy. He tells us, “The desert and the parched land will exult; the...