Friday of the Second Week of Advent

homily not available Readings The one who is truly hungry does not complain about the plate and dish that hold the food that rescues him from starvation.  The one who is parched and dry does not complain about the cup … Continue reading

John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church

homily not available Readings John was prominent enough to attract hordes of people to the Jordan.  He was successful enough to draw others who wanted to be his disciples.  He was enough of a threat to those in power that … Continue reading

St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

homily not available Readings “Rabbi, where are you staying?”  “Come and you will see.” Such a simple exchange, that changed the lives of two of Jesus disciples, occasioned by their willingness to surrender to the guidance of Jesus.  When we … Continue reading

Our Lady of Guadalupe

homily not available Readings Having been sent by the Lady of his vision at Tepeyac to the Bishop of Mexico, Juan Diego (Cuauhtlatohuac) returned the next day to the place of apparition.  There he explained that the Bishop had not … Continue reading

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Homily Readings “Under the ancient law prophets and priests sought from God revelations and visions which indeed they needed, for faith had as yet no firm foundation and the gospel law had not yet been established. Their seeking and God’s … Continue reading

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Homily Readings     “Lady, full and overflowing with grace, all creation receives new life from your abundance. Virgin, blessed above all creatures, through your blessing all creation is blessed, not only creation from its Creator, but the Creator himself … Continue reading

Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Homily Readings “The Church of the Lord is built upon the rock of the apostles among so many dangers in the world; it therefore remains unmoved. The Church’s foundation is unshakeable and firm against the assaults of the raging sea. … Continue reading

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Homily Readings “We know that there are three comings of the Lord. The third lies between the other two. It is invisible, while the other two are visible. In the first coming he was seen on earth, dwelling among men; … Continue reading

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Homily Readings “The very Son of God, older than the ages, the invisible, the incomprehensible, the incorporeal, the beginning of beginning, the light of light, the fountain of life and immortality, the image of the archetype, the immovable seal, the … Continue reading

Monday of the First Week of Advent

Homily Readings “Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy … Continue reading