Another Journey in the Dark

Sunday after Epiphany Today’s Gospel presents us with the episode of what is known as the loss and finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple. It is a fascinating story with details that touch us profoundly. Let’s try to follow. Mary and Joseph go up to Jerusalem from Nazareth for the solemn feast of […]

St Cecilia Monthly Triduum

There is a lovely story in the acts of the martyrdom of St Cecilia that tells of her asking the Lord for three days of reprieve so that she could dedicate her house to become a church. Her wish was granted, and you can see what remains of her house today under the Basilica of […]

What Is Good For Others

Solemnity of St Benedict In his Subiaco address pronounced just a couple weeks before his election as Pope, Cardinal Ratzinger pointed to our holy father St Benedict as one of those men who kept the flame of faith alive in the dark ages and prepared the Church and Europe for the real spiritual renewal that […]

A Recipe That Works

1st Sunday of Advent As we begin a new liturgical year, the words of the apostle are once again brought before us. It is time for us to rise from sleep, for our salvation is closer now than it was when we first came to the faith. St Paul already had noticed that the faith […]