Friday, December 11, 2015 ~ Second Week in the Season of Advent Saint Damasus I, Pope   Holy Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19 Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015 ~ Second Week in the Season of Advent   Holy Gospel: Matthew 11:11-15 Jesus said to the crowds: “Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the...
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 ~ Second Week in the Season of Advent Saint Juan Diego   Holy Gospel: Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you...
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 ~ Second Week in the Season of Advent Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Patronal Feast Day of the United States of America ~ A Holy Day of Obligation ~   Holy...
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  “The secret of spiritual fortitude is for us to abandon ourselves to Christ, the power of God, and then He Himself will overcome evil and deliver us from forces that we would never be capable of resisting by ourselves....
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Friday, December 4, 2015 ~ First Week in the Season of Advent Saint John Damascene, Priest and Doctor of the Church   Holy Gospel: Matthew 9:27-31 As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David,...
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Thursday, December 3, 2015 ~ First Week in the Season of Advent Saint Francis Xavier, Priest   Holy Gospel: Matthew 7:21, 24-27 Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of...
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 ~ First Week in the Season of Advent   Holy Gospel: Matthew 15:29-37 At that time: Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there. Great crowds came to...
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 ~ First Week in the Season of Advent   Holy Gospel: Luke 10:21-24 Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden...
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“Advent is the ‘sacrament’ of the presence of God in His world, in the Mystery of Christ at work in history… This mystery is the revelation of God Himself in His Incarnate Son. But it is not merely a manifestation...
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