Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek. The Lord Jesus’ first entry into the temple sets the tone for this whole week, which begins with today’s great Feast of the Presentation. All week we will reflect on Jesus who comes as the “light for...

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

This year the Solemnity of Christ the King marks both the end of the Liturgical Year and the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. It invites us to reflect on how a powerful and glorious King can be at the same time a King of Mercy. Today’s liturgy shows...

The Ascension of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Ascension is one of the joyful highpoints of the liturgical year, and especially of the season of Easter. Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven, his return to the Father, marks the glorious completion of his earthly mission. As he passes from...

The Annunciation of the Lord

Yesterday we celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday. We followed the Apostle Thomas’ journey from doubt to faith. Today we reflect once again on doubt and faith, the doubt of King Ahaz and the faith of Mary. Mary’s faith, previously a hidden treasure, suddenly...