Reflections

Baptism of the Lord

  The great joy of the Christmas Celebrations has been flowing through the Epiphany to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, where it has reached its fulfilment. Here, at the bank of the River Jordan, the Only Begotten (not Created) Son of God joined those sinners who asked for the gift of conversion, […]

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He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His name. John 1:11-12

God became small for us in the Child Jesus, St Mary had conceived him by the Holy Spirit  With love she caressed him. St Joseph looked upon him with humility of faith The shepherds received him with awe and simplicity With Joy they returned home.  This Child is born for us. Let us embrace him […]

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We experience Christmas when we experience Advent

We are given entire weeks to prepare our hearts for the special graces of Christmas. During this time the Church prays incessantly for the coming of Jesus. Advent is then a special period to focus our hearts for His coming down to earth: “Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above” (Is 45:8). The Church […]

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Christ is the King of the Universe

We belong to the vision of the world presented to us by Christ. In this vision we find our home. He makes us rooted in the Father and yet remain in the world. He brings stability and integrity to our hearts. He heals the deep wounds of our souls. In Him all the bleeding areas […]

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Tamed by Christ

Christians are those people who have been tamed by the Lord, who followed him, who know His voice and taste of His Precious Body and Blood. Being tamed by the Lord, Christianity has changed the image of the world: challenged pagan customs and brought a new vision of culture based on freedom and respect, virtues […]

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Faith and humble heart

When St. Paul reached the end of his life, he asked his close disciples to “aim at faith” (2 Tim 2:22) with the same constancy as when he was a boy (cf. 2 Tim 3:15). It is a very interesting statement. Suddenly, in the teaching of St. Paul, we find that what really matters in […]

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Perseverance or Laziness? This is a question 

Perseverance is the act of will enlighted by hope, to see things through until the end. Despite obstacles, persecution, discouragement and fear one acts with great conviction as certainty of finding an answer is granted.  How should we respond to this lack of stability? First of all, we should accept  that we live in a priviledged […]

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