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The Canticle of Simeon


THE CANTICLE OF SIMEON  “And [he] said: Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word, in peace; because my eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before thy people: a light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And his father and mother were wondering at these things which were spoken concerning him.” Luke 2:25-28 1. This,... Read More

The Nativity: Part I of II

December 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Christmas, Dan Burke, Meditations: Seasonal, Solemnity


THE NATIVITY: Part I of II “And it came to pass that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first done by Cyrenius, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem,... Read More

The Marriage of Our Lady


THE MARRIAGE OF OUR LADY “As the Church is subject to Christ, so also let wives be subject to their husbands in all things. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church, and delivered Himself up for it; that He might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life; that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing,... Read More

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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  Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Praying Through Art At the Presentation of the Lord, Mary and Joseph present Jesus to God in the Temple as prescribed by law; Simeon and Anna are also present. “In honor of the divine mystery that we celebrate today, let us all hasten to meet Christ. Everyone should be eager to join the procession and to carry a light. “Our light candles are... Read More

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