By: Jean-Francky Guerrier, SJ Today’s Gospel (Mark 1: 40-45) focuses on the dimension of suffering in human life and Jesus’ attitude towards it. In the Jewish tradition, a person with leprosy, according to the Law, was not supposed to approach other people. But as Mark tells
By: Tina Giusto Today, is special day instituted by Pope Francis called “The Sunday of the Word of God” (Archbishop Secretary, Arthur Roche, Robert Card. Sarah Prefect, Note The Sunday of the Word of God, Congregatio de Cultu Divino et Disciplina Sacramentorum, 17, December 2020-see footnote
By: Chris Brittain I am delighted to join with you to worship this morning and am grateful to Father Rice and the community here at St. Basil’s for the kind invitation. I bring greetings from the students and staff at Trinity College. Today we’re offered the words
Praise, Reverence, and Serve God By Jean Francky Guerrier, SJ Through the birth of the child Jesus, the Almighty God makes the journey towards humankind. This journey is an Epiphany. As sons and daughters of God, we are also called to journey to the encounter with Christ.
With Hearts Broken Open By: Greg Rupik December is an especially Marian month, for Catholics: On December 8th we celebrated Mary’s Immaculate Conception—our belief that Mary was conceived free from the stain of Original Sin. On December 12th, we remember Mary as Our Lady of Guadalupe
Let the Light In By: Emily VanBerkum We are now more than half-way through Advent. Today, we rejoice because Christ’s coming is ever nearer and we live in the hope that Christ’s light will illuminate the world’s darkness. We’ve heard that we are an “Advent People,” and
By: John Dalla Costa and Lucinda M. Vardey The prophecy from Isaiah is fulfilled: the messenger has come. The promise from God is kept: now begins the gospel. A baptism of water beckons all of Jerusalem to repentance. A baptism of the Holy Spirit now embraces all humanity, and
By: Jean Francky Guerrier, SJ Brothers and sisters, today first Sunday of Advent, we enter a new liturgical year which will lead us to Christmas. The Advent season invites us to remember not only that God came into the world through the birth of Jesus, but