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Corpus Christi Sunday
Jun 25, 2019 | Christ, communion, Corpus Christi Sunday, God's Kingdom, Gospel, heaven, Mass readings, reflections
Image by James Chan from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Genesis 14:18-20Resp. Psalm Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 42nd Reading: 1st Corinthians 11:23-26Gospel: Luke 9:11b-17The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is very important because this is how Jesus chooses to sustain and nourish us spiritually and physically. Our bodies taste bread and wine but our spirits taste the Living God.
The Epiphany of the Lord
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6Resp.: Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-132nd Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12The time has finally come for Jesus to be made manifest to the earth. The first manifestation was to his parents, the second to the shepherds and now all of humanity.The Magi who came from the East, by tradition are called Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. It is a Catholic
Solemnity of Christ the King
Dec 07, 2018 | Christ, Confession, cross, Jesus, reflection, repentance, Scripture, spirituality, truth
Readings:1st Reading: Daniel 7:1314Resp.: Psalm 93:1, 12, 5 (1a)2nd Reading: Revelation 1:58Gospel: John 18:33b37 The inscription on the top of the Cross on Calvary said Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. It was written in the three known world languages of the time. There was no mistaking this. The Pharisees complained but Pilate stood
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1st Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20Resp.: Psalm 54: 3-4, 5, 6-8(6b)2nd Reading: James 3:16-4:3Gospel: Mark 9:30-37The reading from St James tells us a lot about what has been happening during the life of the world. So many times we ask for what we think we need but actually don't need those things. He says "You do not possess because you do not ask. You
Nuestra Señora la Santísima Virgen María
Dec 16, 2017 | Advent, Ark of the Covenant, Christ, faith, fruitfulness, God's presence, God-bearer, Holy Communion, Mary
En estos días de Adviento la Iglesia entra en un tiempo de espera orante por la llegada de Jesús, en compañía de la Santísima Virgen. La Palabra de Dios nos presenta a María desde varias perspectivas. Una de ellas es como la morada del Dios vivo. Leemos en el Segundo libro de Samuel: “David reunió una vez más a los selectos
General Chapter - Monday, May 4
May 06, 2015 | Christ, conferences, General Chapter, Interior Castle, Jesus, Marian, Mary, OCDS, recollection, silence, St. Paul, St. Teresa
The theme of the Chapter, which may become the title of the capitular document, is "Es tiempo de caminar"--or "It is time to walk," a phrase taken from The Interior Castle (see Dwelling Places 4, Chapter 3, Paragraph 2). Well, that's appropriate: 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . walk. Yes, it is time
Epiphany Sunday - Homily 2015
Epiphany Sunday ABC - Homily 2015 Marylake Novitiate by Sam Anthony Morello, OCDDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ ~Today we celebrate the oldest and the original Christmas Feast, the Epiphany, meaning the Manifestation of the Lord. With the help of the fine German historian of the liturgy, Adolf Adam, I want in you hearing to look at the origins of the Feast of
Lenten Meditations with St. Teresa of Avila at Little Flower Basilica, San Antonio
Apr 14, 2014 | Christ, church, faith, Lent, Little Flower, meditations, prayer, reflection, spiritual life, spirituality, St. Teresa
From Monday March 31st to Friday April 4th the Discalced Carmelite Friars of our San Antonio community gave the parishioners of Little Flower Church a series of lenten meditations based on St. Teresa’s writings. These were offered both in English and Spanish and were well attended by a group of some of our enthusiastic parishioners. The Pastor, Fr. Luis G. Belmonte chose different and very evocative
St. Teresa and the Eucharist
In St. Teresa’s life, writings and doctrine the Eucharist stands at the very center. That is the font where she quenches her thirst for the living water that gushes forth from the heart of Christ. We find in her a vivid doctrinal and experiential testimony to the eucharistic mystery which is the source and summit of our faith. She bears witness not only of the dogmas of faith regarding the Eucharist