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Wednesday of Hope – The Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

Honor the tradition but expand the understanding. That’s what religions must do right now if they hope to be helpful to humans in the years ahead. – Neale Donald Walsch, Tomorrow’s God On this Feast of Catherine, we look back on her life in…

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full…

Christmas Blessings

Let us join our voices with the music of the angels this Christmas!

O Emmanuel – O God with Us

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and the Savior of them all, O come and save us, O Lord our God -source of translation unknown

O Rex Gentium – O King of Nations

O King of the Nations and Desire of the all, you are the Cornerstone who makes both one. O come and save the creatures whom you fashioned out of clay. – source of translation unknown

Mystery in a Traffic Light

Life’s wonder and mystery can be discovered as easily at a traffic light as on a mountaintop. • Ezra Bayda in Saying Yes to Life

Dominican Saint Martin de Porres

Saint Marin de Porres was well known for healing. He, a mestizo, never forgot his heritage and tended to the needs of the poor indigenous people of Lima. Once, after having been scolded by his superior for bringing an injured man to his room…

The Feast of Catherine of Siena

Today is the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena (Dominican Saint, born in 1347). She wrote, “Love transforms one into what one loves.” (Dialogue 60) Reflections: Into whom or what will we be transformed? How would we like to be transformed? What am I doing…

The Feast of Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire of knowledge. – St. Thomas Aquinas Today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was born in Naples in 1225, and became a Dominican Friar. Because of his studies, writing, and teaching he was named a Doctor of the…

The Magnificat

Today’s Advent Gospel reading is a favorite of many, it is known as The Canticle of Mary or Magnificat . . . the song she at the time of The Visitation, when she went to visit Elizabeth. Mary said: My soul proclaims your greatness,…