The Epiphany of the Lord

Today we celebrate the great Feast of Epiphany – the revelation, the manifestation, of God’s love for his people, in the birth of Jesus Christ, who is Emmanuel, God With Us. For centuries the prophets had proclaimed God’s love for his people, and now that love has...

The Nativity of the Lord

We have spent the whole season of Advent preparing for this holy and joyful day, the Birthday of the Savior of the world. And yet, now that he has arrived, we are still overwhelmed by the mystery we ponder. For on Christmas Day we suddenly come face-to-face with God –...

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...

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

We are still in the Octave of Christmas. The whole Octave is meant to be seen as one day, in which we return again and again to stand before the manger scene, gazing with wonder and joy at the infant Jesus, amazed at the great light which has broken into the darkness...

The Epiphany of the Lord

The feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ that we have celebrated stressed the identity of Jesus Christ, true God and true man, Son of God made flesh. Today’s feast, the Epiphany of the Lord, celebrates the manifestation of God in Jesus Christ as the...