Readings this Week

  • Gaudete 3rd third sunday advent john the baptist humility rejoice joy pride

    Gaudete Sunday – Advent Joy & John the Baptist

    John the Baptist is often thought of as a stern, grim figure. But as a matter of fact, he could be the patron saint of joy! Maybe that's why is is the focal point of the gospel for Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. Joy comes only through humility and repentance....

  • image our lady of guadalupe from the tilma of Juan Diego feast december 12 apparition tepeyac mexico roses

    Our Lady of Guadalupe – Story of the Apparition

    This is an excerpt that recounts the famous apparition of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, to the Indian, Juan Diego, on Tepeyac hill outside of Mexico City in the year 1531. The annual Feast commemorating this marvelous event is celebrated on December 12.......

  • three comings bernard of clairvaux

    Three Comings of the Lord – Bernard of Clairvaux

    St. Bernard of Clairvaux says there are three comings: Advent prepares not just for the first coming of Christ to Israel, or even the second at the end of time. There is a third coming between these two in which Jesus comes in spirit and power for our rest and consolation....