Category: Prayer

Mass Obligation for Christmas Day

This year is an interesting year with Christmas falling on a Monday. That means Christmas Eve is on a Sunday. Father Z wrote a good explanation, and the original post can be found here I like his point about going on Sunday and then…

Saint Juan Diego

Today is the feast of Saint Juan Diego. It was on December 9 that the Blessed Mother first appeared to him. Here is his biography taken from the Vatican website: St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548). Little is known about the life of Juan Diego…

Immaculate Conception

Nothing is impossible for God! The words of the Angel Gabriel should ring in our ears as well. Nothing is impossible for God! Not even sparing our Blessed Mother from falling into the state of original sin. This dogma of the Faith–something we must…

Monday of the First Week of Advent

I thought sharing this writing by Saint Charles Borromeo, as it is found in the Office of Readings for today, could be helpful. The Office of Readings is one of the “hours” of the Divine Office that priests pray everyday. From a pastoral letter…

Advent? What is that?

As I drive through the area, it is not hard to see: people are already anticipating Christmas. Decorations are already up, and the stores are going wild. The Turkey from Thanksgiving didn’t even get a chance to go cold this year before the Christmas…

First Friday, First Saturday

Today is the First Friday of December. If you have been confused or have never heard of these devotions, I found a good article which describes the devotion as well as our Lord’s and our Blessed Mother’s promises to those who live this devotion….

Saint Andrew, the Protoclete

Today is the Feast of Saint Andrew, the Apostle. Today there are a few guest writers. The first section is from Benedict XVI and a general audience he gave on Saint Andrew (text taken from here). Then there are some words by Saint Josemaría…