Category: Christmas

Holy Innocents: First Martyrs and Pro-Life Patron Saints

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Church gives to us a somber memorial which concretizes what could very possibly become, thanks to elves and snowmen, an overly sentimental feast of Christ’s birth. Claire Dwyer reflects on the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

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The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day! The Savior has Appeared

What do St. Alphonsus, St. Bonaventure, St. Catherine of Siena all have to say about the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen reflects on the Day Jesus Christ was born for us, an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Great Mystery is Accomplished

What can we learn from the mystery of the birth of God in time? Why is it so great and so necessary? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

How does Herod pay homage to the Christ child? Saint Quodvultdeus reflects in an excerpt from a sermon by this bishop who was believed to be a spiritual student or “directee” of St. Augustine.

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Contemplative Prayer and the Beloved Disciple

Saint John the Evangelist

What do we know about St John the Evangelist? Find out as Liz Estler surveys his contributions to the Church using the art of Corbert Gauthier as backdrop.

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A New Beginning to Pray

How much time should we take in beginning to pray? What happens when human liberty is raised by grace? Discover how Dr. Anthony Lilles reflects on these mysteries.

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