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The Adoration of the Magi

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THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI “And when they had heard the King they went their way, and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And seeing the star they rejoiced with great joy. And going into the house they found the Child with Mary his Mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures they offered to... Read More

The Return of the Magi

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THE RETURN OF THE MAGI “And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their own country.” Matthew 2:12 1. The Magi stayed with our Lord and His Mother; as St. John says of the first disciples who met Him, “They came, and saw, and abode with Him all that day.” It would be well for us if we could fathom something of the revelation... Read More

The Magi in Jerusalem

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THE MAGI IN JERUSALEM “And Herod the King hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for as it is written by the Prophet: ‘And thou, Bethlehem, the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah:... Read More

The Star in the East

January 2, 2015 by  
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THE STAR IN THE EAST   “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, there came Wise Men from the East to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and we are come to adore Him.” Matthew 2:1-2 1. We are here in touch with one of those mysterious events in the life of our Lord which baffle... Read More

Retreat Guide for Advent on The Three Wise Men

December 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Retreat Guides


Dear Friend in Christ, Our latest Retreat Guide, Starlight: A Retreat Guide on the Three Wise Men, is NOW AVAILABLE at The journey of the Three Wise Men who followed a star to Bethlehem, a journey which the entire Church celebrates on the Solemnity of Epiphany as the culmination of the liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas, is like a living parable. And in this Retreat... Read More

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