Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


Showing items for 'December 2013'

4th Week of Advent (Dec. 22, 2013)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

Y'know, you really have to admire Mary and Joseph! Here is Mary, a young woman in her mid-teens, being told that she is to be the Mother of God. To top it off, her child was to be conceived in not-quite-the-normal way. Put yourself in her situation; talk about a major freak-out!!!

3rd Sunday of Advent (Dec. 15, 2013)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

Did you catch that verse from Sunday's Second reading? "See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You too must be patient." Ah yes, that lovely word: "Patience." Easy to say, hard to do. Let me count the...

Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Posted by Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C. on

The Tilma enshrined in MexicoCity is probably the greatest of Icons, as it is a gift from Our Lady herself which symbolically communicates the very Gospel for the Mexican people. Our Lady of Guadalupe remains as a beacon for our entire continent, full of the Light of Christ, calling us to faith...

2nd Sunday in Advent

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

That Reading is divided into two parts. In the first, Isaiah describes the perfect king. He enjoys the special gifts of the Spirit: Wisdom, insight, counsel, power, knowledge and a deep sense of reverence for God. He shall judge the poor with justice and decide aright for the land's afflicted...