Seasonal Introduction to Lent

The Liturgy has brought us through Advent, Christmas, and Ordinary Time before Lent, always guiding us to a fuller life in Christ. As we pondered words of wisdom for the formation of our mind and heart, we were brought to experience the power of the real presence of...

Seasonal Introduction to Ordinary Time

Beginning today, the day after the Baptism of the Lord, until Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (January 9 – February 13), we enter into the first part of what is called Ordinary Time. In Advent we pondered the dark, chaotic condition of man before the birth of Jesus....

Seasonal Introduction to Christmas

The Christmas Season takes its direction from the splendor of the light of Christ, which breaks into our Advent darkness with the three liturgical celebrations on Christmas Day. We then proceed into the Octave, which contains numerous feasts. There is an intensity of...

Seasonal Introduction to Advent

Each Advent we are given the opportunity to begin anew and to enter a deeper place of interior awareness. We not only continue to await the Second Coming of the Lord, but we look forward to celebrating again the birth of the Babe in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago!...