Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Praying through Art “Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light. Christ is baptized; let us also go down with him, and rise with him. “John is baptizing when Jesus draws near. Perhaps he comes to sanctify his baptizer; certainly he comes to bury
Solemnity of the Epiphany Adoration of the Magi “The loving providence of God determined that in the last days he would aid the world, set on its course to destruction. He decreed that all nations should be saved in Christ. “A promise had been made to the holy patriarch Abraham in regard to these nations.
Mary, Mother of God, Pray for Us! Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. “The Apostle tells us: ‘The Word took to himself the sons of Abraham, and so had to be like his brothers in all things.’ He had then to take a body like ours. This explains the
Feast of the Holy Family Holy Family, Pray for Us! “Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like and even to understand his Gospel. Here we can observe and ponder the simple appeal of the way God’s Son came to be known, profound yet full of
Feast of the Holy Innocents Holy Innocents and Martyrs, pray for us! “A tiny child is born, who is a great king. Wise men are led to him from afar. They come to adore one who lies in a manger and yet reigns in heaven and on earth. When they tell of one who is
The Word was Made Flesh Presence of God: O Jesus, eternal Word, permit me to penetrate more deeply into the sublime mystery of Your Incarnation, so that my heart may always be held captive by Your infinite love. Meditation: The Word is the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In the bosom of the one