Revolution of love: The Nativity scene

Posted December 20, 2019 at 1:52 am

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death. (O Antiphon of Advent, Dec. 21, 2019)

The preparatory path of Advent ends as a new season of celebration begins. We stand in the crossroad of what was promised, what is fulfilled and what is to come. Light pierces the darkness with humble radiance. Stillness abounds like the first fall of snow: quiet, soft and pure.  The daily and Sunday Mass Scripture readings during the next two weeks teem with faith, hope and love. We read about people who were haltingly obedient to God’s call, amidst the blessings and struggles, as well as the great joy of conversion brought about through God’s unfailing mercy.  And perfectly nestled in the middle is the Nativity of our savior from which all creation points towards and salvation

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    Manifestation of the Divine

    “We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage … They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage.” (Mt 2: 2, 10-11, Gospel excerpt, Epiphany Sunday)

    “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him … Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” (Jn 1:32, Gospel

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    A season of preparation

    House of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD! (Is 2:5)

    Our new liturgical year begins with a mindset of awakening, harmonizing and preparing. The readings from Isaiah, St. Paul and the Gospel of Matthew open our minds and hearts as we journey through Advent with our sights fixed on the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


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    Saintly cure

    The Catholic Commentator

    Feeling a bit feverish? Or the stone you are trying to shape into something artistic is not cooperating?

    Perhaps a prayer to St. Castorius, who is the patron saint of sculptors, fever and cattle, might be in order.

    Legend plays a large role in the life and even death of St. Castorius, who is know as one of the “four

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    Prayer After An Election

    God of all nations,

    Father of the human family,

    we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy in these United States of America.

    We ask for your protection and guidance for all who devote themselves to the common good, working for justice and peace at home and around the world.

    We lift up all our duly

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    Aging can be breathtaking journey

    The Catholic Commentator

    Faith allows people to gracefully let go of their attachment to their younger life so they can grab God’s gifts for them as they grow older and closer to him. Sister Janet Franklin CSJ will speak on “The Spirituality of Aging” at the conference, “Family Choices: Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in Dementia Care,” on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway in Baton

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