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St. John The Evangelist: Our Christmas Continues

Today the church celebrates the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist.  St. John was referred to in John’s Gospel as the ‘beloved disciple.’  It seems clear that John knew a great friendship with Christ, one that entailed a beautiful intimacy.  For me, this is what today’s feast calls me to – closer friendship and intimacy with Jesus. The opening of John’s Gospel gives us some great teaching for further reflection during this season of Christmas.  I wish to invite you today to spend time reading and praying with the opening fourteen verses of the […]

Christmas Masses: What A Blessing!

With another celebration of the Nativity of the Lord now in the books, the Christmas season continues.  The evening began with a 6:00 Mass at Brother Francis Homeless Shelter.  St. Patrick parish was kind enough once again this year to share some of their musicians for the Mass, and they did a lovely job.  Other than around 20 people who came specifically to celebrate their Christmas Mass in this setting, the rest of the congregation was made up of clients who would spend the night in the shelter. I had the opportunity to greet many […]

Christmas: Work With Christ, Working Within Us

May the oblation of this day’s feast be pleasing to you, O Lord, we pray, that through this most holy exchange we may be found in the likeness of Christ, in whom our nature is united to you.  Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. (Prayer Over The Offerings; Roman Missal; Mass at Midnight)

Wyoming Winter Sport…for Christmas

Today, I discovered another marvelous way to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation; snowshoeing. With all of four and a half hours of sleep after last night’s marvelous Midnight Mass, I began the day with some quiet time and prayer. I then joined two friends for a late breakfast and we headed off to Snowy Range for some snowshoeing. We could not have ordered better weather and conditions!  Up on the mountain, we estimate the majority of the day was spent somewhere around 9,300 – 9,500 feet.  The temperature was in the mid 20’s with […]

The Incarnation Reveals and Restores Human Dignity

Merry Christmas!  This Holy Night, we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  We celebrate the patience and faithful love of our God, come down to earth that we might gaze upon the face of God in the person of Jesus. Tonight, the world celebrates the perfect union of the human and Divine in the person of Jesus.  In Jesus the human person finds two great virtues to live by, which lead us to our common goal; humility, and poverty, which lead us to our dignity. Several realities manifest this union of human and divine natures.  […]

Christmas Greetings

Vatican Nativity Scene Well, friends, the eve of this Holy Night is upon us.  Please know of my deepest prayers for all of you as we celebrate the birth of the Savior. I pray this Christmas grants grace to all to better comprehend the mysterious ways of God.  May the Invisible God who made himself visible in the Infant Jesus, open our eyes of faith to better see how He dwells with us still.  May the Lord who had no home other than the Love of family and friends in this life teach us how […]

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