Faith for the long haul

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Aug. 7, 2016
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Not a drop to drink?

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: June 19, 2016
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Christ’s New Covenant: so much deeper, stronger, further!

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6th Sunday of Easter, Year C: May 1, 2016
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The Divine Bridegroom, revealed!

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: January 17, 2016
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Do you see in yourself what the angels see? Do you hear the Father’s voice?

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The Baptism of the Lord, Year C: January 10, 2016
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A great Mystery, revealed! And your response?

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Epiphany of the Lord: January 3, 2016
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Jesús y el ciego de nacimiento

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IV Domingo de Cuaresma, Año A: 30 Marzo 2014
1 Sm 16, 1.6-7.10-13; Sal 22; Ef 5, 8-14; Jn 9, 1-41 (more…)

Jesus and the man born blind

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4th Sunday of Lent, Year A: March 30, 2014
1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 (more…)

Epifanía: ¡que brille Jesús!

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La Epifanía del Señor: 5 Enero 2014
Is 60, 1-6; Sal 71; Ef 3, 2-3.5-6; Mt 2, 1-12 (more…)

Epiphany: Shine, Jesus, shine!

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Epiphany of the Lord: Jan. 5, 2014
Isa 60:1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3:2-3, 5-6; Matt 2:1-12

The event that we celebrate today is certainly very picturesque. These three exotic figures—the Magi, who we sometimes call the Three Kings or the Wise Men—arrive in Bethlehem. They find the Christ child and kneel down, and they offer him their gifts, which are precious and just as exotic as they are: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. It is a scene that we like to imagine and sing about, and to make into paintings and statues in the Nativity Scene. And in many countries, appropriately, it is this day that has traditionally be the day of giving gifts, in imitation of the Magi giving gifts to the baby Jesus.

But as picturesque as this scene is, there is much more to see. We note that officially we do not call this day “Three Kings Day,” but rather “Epiphany”: a word that is a synonym of “revelation” or “manifestation.” (more…)