12/14/2016

From December 17 through December 23, special antiphons known as the O Antiphons are chanted during the Liturgy of the Hours. As Father William Saunders explains, each of the O Antiphons refers to one of the titles of Jesus and the prophecies from Isaiah about the Messiah. During this week leading up to Christmas Eve, we will reflect on the O Antiphons and the scriptural sources that Fr. Saunders has identified.

12/14/2016

From December 17 through December 23, special antiphons known as the O Antiphons are chanted during the Liturgy of the Hours. As Father William Saunders explains, each of the O Antiphons refers to one of the titles of Jesus and the prophecies from Isaiah about the Messiah. During this week leading up to Christmas Eve, we will reflect on the O Antiphons and the scriptural sources that Fr. Saunders has identified.

12/14/2016

From December 17 through December 23, special antiphons known as the O Antiphons are chanted during the Liturgy of the Hours. As Father William Saunders explains, each of the O Antiphons refers to one of the titles of Jesus and the prophecies from Isaiah about the Messiah. During this week leading up to Christmas Eve, we will reflect on the O Antiphons and the scriptural sources that Fr. Saunders has identified.

04/20/2016
Pope Francis' Prayer for April 2016: Small Farmers and African Christians Universal

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for April 2016 is that "small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor."

07/13/2016
Pope Francis' Prayer for May 2016: Respect for Indigenous Peoples & Attention to Latin America and the Caribbean  Universal

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for July 2016 is that "That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect."

03/4/2016

Prayer for March 2016: Families in Difficulty and Persecuted Christians

 

05/3/2016
Pope Francis' Prayer for May 2016: Respect for Women and the Rosary Universal

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for May 2016 is that "women may be honored and respected" around the world.

03/9/2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe is an apparition of the Blessed Virgin to Juan Diego on a hill outside of modern day Mexico City. When she appeared to Juan Diego, he went to the archbishop to share his experience. The archbishop asked for a sign, and Our Lady obliged by directing Juan Diego to collect roses in his cloak.

03/13/2016

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. -Saint Francis de Sales

 

03/10/2016

"Angel" means messenger, but the Archangel Gabriel seems to be God's special messenger, particularly of messages concerning Christ. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel announces the conception of John the Baptist to his father, Zacharias. Gabriel also announces to Mary God's wish for her to be the bearer of His son. In the Old Testament, Gabriel interprets Daniel's dreams and foretells the coming of the Christ.

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