Archive for December 2010

The Prophetess Anna

Luke 2: 36-40 1 Jn 2: 12-17/ Ps 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10 She never left the temple but worshipped there with fasting and prayer… (Luke 2:37) In our devotion lies salvation Prayer always brings out the best; To the hopeful and the prayerful Grace from heaven will come to rest. There was also a prophetess named […]

The Presentation in the Temple

Luke 2: 22-35 1 Jn 2:3-11 / Psa 96 My eyes have seen Your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples. (Luke 2:31) No longer do we walk in the dark, Christ is our light and inspiration; No fear or worry as we embark, Now that we know our destination. When […]

The Murder of the Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5–2:2 / Ps 124 A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more. (Matthew 2:18) Innocents continue to be slain – In mothers’ wombs, in streets at night. As innocent must we still […]

The Feast of St. John the Apostle

John 20: 2-8 1 Jn 1:1-4/Ps 97:1-2,5-6,11-12 Then the other disciple also went in, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed. (John 20:8) John proclaimed what he saw and heard That we may have Christ’s fellowship. Believers must all share God’s Word To be worthy of His kinship. Mary Magdalene came […]

The Canticle of Zechariah

Luke 1: 67-79 2 Sm 7:1-5.8-11.16 / Ps 89:2-5,27,29 He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David. (Luke 1:69) Be of good cheer, He is coming, Christ, the Horn of our salvation! A peaceful year He is bringing, The prize for our preparation. Zechariah prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the […]

The Birth of the Baptist

Luke 1: 57-66 Mal 3:1-4,23-24 / Psa 25 …to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. (Luke 1: 63-64) Preceded by a prophecy, His name set his father’s tongue free. Like St. John may we proclaim boldly […]