Tuesday, January 7

Hungers Today we again hear how Jesus incarnates God’s love, this time by feeding a large crowd. Everyone in the crowd faced the constant threat of hunger. Their crops could fail or their land could [...]

2019-12-12T13:27:17+00:00January 7th, 2020|

Monday, January 6

A Great Light The crowds that flock to Jesus are drawn to his light. They recognize that, in Jesus, truth and goodness walk among them. By healing and casting out demons Jesus incarnates God’s kingdom; [...]

2019-12-12T13:26:42+00:00January 6th, 2020|

Sunday, January 5

The Epiphany of the Lord Today’s Readings: Isaiah 60:1–6; Psalm 72:1–2, 7–8, 10–11, 12–13; Ephesians 3:2–3a, 5–6; Matthew 2:1–12. Today we hear how God’s light will radiate from his sacred city, Jerusalem, drawing to it [...]

2019-12-12T13:26:06+00:00January 5th, 2020|

Saturday, January 4

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Today we celebrate the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who founded the first Catholic school. The First Reading assures us that although we each sin, we are forgiven by God, [...]

2019-12-12T13:25:30+00:00January 4th, 2020|

Friday, January 3

Lamb of God John the Baptist continues his testimony, declaring that Jesus is the Lamb of God. Jesus is the Passover lamb who saves people from death, the food of fellowship between God and his [...]

2019-12-12T13:24:53+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

Thursday, January 2

St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen The Gospel of John reads like a great courtroom drama in which Jesus is on trial, witnesses are called, and we must ask ourselves who we believe [...]

2019-12-12T13:24:21+00:00January 2nd, 2020|

Wednesday, January 1

Mary, the Holy Mother of God The use of the title Mother of God emerged in the early centuries of the Church during debates about the nature of Jesus. Some theologians claimed that only the [...]

2019-12-12T13:32:49+00:00January 1st, 2020|

Tuesday, December 31

For the World St. John sometimes uses the term the world simply to refer to everyone, but at other times the world refers to evil, to hostile elements, and to people who oppose God and [...]

2019-12-12T13:22:53+00:00December 31st, 2019|

Monday, December 30

The Era of Salvation Anna tells how a new era of salvation has begun with Jesus. The old world with its deadly vices like anger and pride is passing away. Those who follow Jesus and [...]

2019-12-12T13:22:21+00:00December 30th, 2019|