Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

God’s original intention in creating us is that we may live in a communion of love and joy with him and with each other, in this life and for all eternity. In this life of communion, we should be able to hear God who unceasingly communicates his love to us and then,...

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls.” So says St. James in today’s second reading. This verse provides us with a thematic anchor for this week’s pondering. God’s word is truly like a seed and we are to receive it with...

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Theme for this week includes these words: “[Jesus] alone offers us the word of eternal life, and the love that makes life worth living. Let us cling to him with a strong decision of faith! Let us faithfully and wholeheartedly follow him and serve him with our...

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In today’s Gospel the Blessed Virgin Mary says: “The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” God has done great things for our Blessed Mother and he is doing great things for us. Today we celebrate a particularly “great thing” that God did for...

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Gospel today can be divided into two sections. In the first section the Jews are murmuring about Jesus’ claim to be “bread from heaven,” which we read at the end of last Sunday’s Gospel. In the second section, Jesus repeats his claim and reinforces it with a...

The Transfiguration of the Lord

We who follow the liturgy as it unfolds each day are greatly blessed to be able to ponder the great feasts throughout the year. Each feast celebrates a particular aspect of the life of Jesus, and helps us understand what he is revealing to us about himself and about...