Field Hospital

Field Hospital by John Dalla Costa Pope Francis often describes the church as a “field hospital.” The world’s wounds are not of tangential concern to the church. They are its holy mission. Indeed, evangelization is empty without attending to both the causes and aftermaths of those injuries

Hope

Hope by Lisa Fernandes Today’s readings are about hope. Job is a man who exemplifies suffering. He is subjected to many trials and tribulations and in the first reading we feel his misery when he appeals to us by saying: “My days are swifter than a weaver’s

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening? by Jessica De Luca Following the Epiphany of our Lord, our weekly readings have reminded us that God speaks to each one of us. You may recall the story of Samuel hearing the voice of the Lord, or Jesus calling his disciples in Galilee.

Responding to God’s Call

Responding to God’s Call by Lucinda M. Vardey As we enter more fully into the New Year, and settle into what the Church calls “Ordinary Time” we are given the opportunity to hone our prayer life and begin again with God. God can call

Gold, Frankincense, Me & You

Gold, Frankincense, Me & You by John Dalla Costa Make a trek today With willing heart follow the star Behold the light, laser-like illuminating the Child Come let us bring our gifts In a heartbeat of silence Ponder the Presence Bask in the Child’s glow Touch tenderly His tiny fingers Caress with Mother Mary

Joy in the Family

Joy in the Family by Fr. Norm Tanck, CSB The Gospel for this weekend’s Feast of the Holy Family ends by telling us that, “When Mary and Joseph had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of

Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday by Lisa Fernandes Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent also known as Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. Advent generally is a time for us to prepare and make way for Christ’s coming. In the Gospel we read about John and his role

Prepare the Way of the Lord!

Prepare the Way of the Lord! by Jessica De Luca Advent is a time of preparing – preparing to celebrate the coming of the Lord. If you are like me, a staple in preparing for any event in life begins with making a to-do list; Christmas

The Threefold Coming of Christ

The Threefold Coming of Christ by Erica Tice Today the Church begins its new year with the First Sunday of Advent. Coming only a week after the glory of the Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, we are given a solemn reminder to watch and