January 6th: The Epiphany of the Lord: Worship

December 31st, 2012

Today is the feast of the three kings or the magi or the wise men who were led to Jesus by a star. A star is a sign or a symbol. God speaks to us through various Stars/signs. What is the star through which God is trying to speak his word to me? That star should finally lead me to pay homage to Him. Let my whole being worship Him.

January 1st: Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

December 30th, 2012

Today as we begin a New Year, the Church honours Mary with a sublime title: Mother of God. The greatness of her motherhood is not primarily built on blood relationship. There is a spiritual meaning for her motherhood. St. Augustine rightly says “Prium concepit in mente quam corpore” which means “Mary conceived Jesus first in her mind and later in her body”. This means that Mary was filled with Jesus even spiritually. And as we begin this New Year let us ask God to help us to do the same: to conceive Jesus in our minds, to be filled with Jesus.

December 30 th: The Feast of the Holy Family: The Family that prays together stays together.

December 29th, 2012

The Holy Family is seen as the model for the human family, the religious community and the Church itself. The Holy Family was rooted on the divine family, the Trinity: “The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit” (CCC. 2205). In the daily life of family and community we can touch the divine, we can come close to God.

The Nativity of Our Lord: Et Verbum Caro factum est (The Word was made flesh)

December 22nd, 2012

Christmas is a promised fulfilled and a Gift given; the greatest gift God could have ever given- His Beloved Son. Christmas is God becoming man. Now He is so close to us, one with us. He is God-with-us (Emmanuel). Let us be filled with Wonder as we behold this great mystery of incarnation.

4th Sunday of Advent: Faith & Obedience

December 19th, 2012

Mary is the Advent personality Par excellence. She personifies all the waiting, the longing and the hoping of the people of Israel for the Messiah. With faith and obedience she accepted to cooperate with God’s plan of redeeming the world by bearing God’s Son in her womb: “Ecce Tabernaculum Dei cum Hominibus” (Behold, the dwelling of God is with men) (Rev 21:3)

3rd Sunday of Advent: Rejoice

December 14th, 2012

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near”. Today is called the Gaudete Sunday and the Liturgy summons us to cultivate a spirit of joy in our lives because Our Lord is going to come.

2nd Sunday of Advent - Repentance

December 7th, 2012

“Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

First Sunday of Advent - Hope

December 1st, 2012

This advent lead us in to a new liturgical year. It reminds us to preparation of the second coming of our savior Jesus Christ’s as well as his historical first coming. With all this it creates a new hope new beginning in our lives!

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