Last Day of the Year
On the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas, Catholics honour the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and ask a blessing on every family.
Inspiration for Christian families
The Fall and the Rising
Herod’s cruelty. Joseph’s dream. God’s providence
Unless the Word was made flesh and lived among us
“Do not charge them with this sin”
Christians around the world today gather to celebrate the Saviour’s birth, the One whose life, death and resurrection brings salvation to all.
Light into the Darkness
Grafted to the Tree of Life
With Christmas Eve just one day away, the Church gathers to make its final preparations to greet the Infant King.
Elizabeth praises Mary’s faith. Mary replies with the Magnificat.
Lk 1:46ff. Mary’s hymn of praise and thanksgiving, the Magnificat.
Luke 1:39ff. The shared joy of Mary and Elizabeth: sharing of faith at the Visitation.
Lk 1:26ff. The angelic annunciation to Mary, who will conceive and give birth to Jesus.
Lk 1:5ff. The destiny of John, the long-awaited son of Zechariah and Elizabeth.
Mt 1:18ff. Joseph learns the origins of Jesus, who “will save his people from their sins. ”
Mt 1:1ff The genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
We’re over half way through Advent. Traditionally today is called Gaudete Sunday, which means ‘a day for rejoicing’. We celebrate today because the Lord’s coming is nearer.