Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Today’s readings Today we celebrate the great feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King of the Universe.  It’s one of those feasts that I think we can say, yeah, okay, I believe that.  But it really doesn’t affect me.  I mean, we don’t even have the political reference of being ruled by a king… Continue reading Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

The Transfiguration of the Lord 

Sometimes I think that, because of the limitedness of our minds, we accept a rather small view of Jesus. We think of him as a friend and brother, which is okay, but he is also our Lord and God. The disciples had this problem too, although they had a good excuse: they didn’t have two… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord 

The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

The Church gives us this wonderful feast of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, on this, the octave day of Christmas.  In a very real way, the Church still celebrates this day as Christmas day – that’s one of the wonderful things about being Catholic.  We don’t have to cast off Christmas with the wrapping… Continue reading The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Today’s readings I wonder if this solemnity of Christ the King is one to which many people can relate these days.  In our day, many people don’t recognize or accept any authority outside of their own personal opinion of what is okay, let alone grasp the concept of a monarchical, top-down method of government. And… Continue reading Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today’s readings I remember when I was growing up, often visiting my dear grandmother.  She and I were best friends in so many ways.  I remember when we visited that she had a beautiful framed picture in the living room, given a spot of honor where everyone could see it, and that picture was of… Continue reading The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Today’s readings You surely recognize these beautiful words: I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. These words emphasize… Continue reading Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Today’s readings One of the ways that I think we come to know about ourselves and our families, is the shared memories and stories that our parents and senior members of our families share with us over time.  I always enjoyed hearing stories from my grandparents about Mom and Dad, and my aunts and uncles,… Continue reading The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Today’s readings Today we celebrate the great feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King of the Universe.  It’s one of those feasts that I think we can say, yeah, okay, I believe that.  But it really doesn’t affect me.  I mean, we don’t even have the political reference of being ruled by a king… Continue reading Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today’s readings I remember when I was growing up, often visiting my dear grandmother.  She and I were best friends in so many ways.  I remember when we visited that she had a beautiful framed picture in the living room, given a spot of honor where everyone could see it, and that picture was of… Continue reading The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

Today’s readings I wonder if this solemnity of Christ the King is one to which many people can relate.  In our American society, so many people don’t recognize or accept any authority outside of their own personal opinion of what is okay, let alone grasp the concept of a monarchical, top-down method of government. And… Continue reading Our Lord Jesus Christ the King