Tag Archives: Hope

Lent 2016: The Meaning of Lent

The season of Lent lasts 40 days beginning today, Ash Wednesday,  and ends on Holy Thursday (the Thursday of Holy Week).  In terms of Biblical significance, the season of Lent is similar to the forty days that Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. The Season … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Epiphany 2016

The Feast of the Epiphany Last Sunday was the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord. The word “epiphany” means man­i­fes­ta­tion. The Epiphany cel­e­brates the man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Sav­ior, Jesus Christ, to the gen­tiles (non-Jewish peo­ple) in the per­sons of the … Continue reading

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An Advent Prayer (Advent 2015)

  Sweet Infant Jesus, I bring to you this day, and all the days of Advent, my heart, my love, my very life, together with those little acts of self denial and sacrifice, made in your honor, and of which … Continue reading

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December 12th -Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Actual Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica in Mexico City On December 9th, 10th, and 12th of 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego. Saint … Continue reading

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Advent 2015: A Season of Hope and Conversion

Tomorrow is the Second Sunday of Advent. The Second Sunday of Advent starts off the second week of Advent. The advent season consists of four weeks during which we prepare ourselves in a special way for the coming of Jesus.  The … Continue reading

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Seek the Lord

Second Reading from Mass Liturgy for Sunday October 18th Brothers and sisters: Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do … Continue reading

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The Coming of Jesus Christ

“The first reading from today’s Mass (Sunday, September 6th) is from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah consoles the people of Israel by telling them about the coming Messiah. “Thus says the LORD: Say to those whose … Continue reading

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Seek God and turn away from sin

“To the penitent God provides a way back, He encourages those who are losing hope and has chosen for them the lot of truth. Return to Him and give up sin, pray to the LORD and make your offenses few. … Continue reading

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Lent 2015: The Meaning of Lent

  The season of Lent lasts 40 days beginning tomorrow, Ash Wednesday,  and ends on Holy Thursday (the Thursday of Holy Week).  In terms of Biblical significance, the season of Lent is similar to the forty days that Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. The … Continue reading

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day

Love for God and loving others   29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Epiphany~Jan. 5 2015

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord. The word “epiphany” means manifestation. The Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of the Savior, Jesus Christ, to the gentiles (non-Jewish people) in the persons of the magi—the three wise men Melchior, Balthasar, and … Continue reading

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Advent 2014: A Season of Hope and Conversion

Today begins the second of the four weeks of the season of Advent, in which we prepare ourselves in a special way for the coming of Jesus.  The word Advent means ‘coming.’ Firstly, we prepare ourselves to celebrate Christmas, the historical birth of … Continue reading

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Sunday Mass Reading Reflections: Love of God and Love of Neighbor

(Excerpt from the First Reading for Sunday Oct. 19th) “This is what the Lord says to His anointed,    to Cyrus …to open doors before him    so that gates will not be shut:2 I will go before you    and will level the mountains;I will break … Continue reading

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Trust in God

  Trust in God is an essential virtue that comes from faith in God. Trust in God frees us from fear, worry, and anxiety. Thus, trusting God is essential for true and enduring peace of heart, hope, and perseverance. Since … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus

  The Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus is celebrated on the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, the Thursday after the Sixth Sunday of Easter. However, some Catholic provinces observe the Solemnity of the Ascension on the Sunday after the … Continue reading

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