Monthly Archives: December 2014

Week of December 21, 2014

Sr. Mary McGlone tells the story of Blessed Fra Angelico, a 15th century Dominican painter, who painted a depiction of today’s Gospel story of the Annunciation. Sr. McGlone thinks that Fra Angelico’s “Annunciation of Cortona” offers a very telling commentary on today’s Gospel about Gabriel’s mission to Mary. One striking element is that the artist […]

Week of December 14, 2014

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord and a day of vindication […]

Week of December 7, 2014

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord. make straight his paths. The Gospel of Mark sees John the Baptist as the messenger preparing the way of the […]

November 30, 2014

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert!” As I was beginning to write my column for the bulletin a good friend sent me the prayer below. It speaks to the need to be watchful and alert. Prepare My Heart God my creator, and the one who loves my soul, prepare my awareness for […]

Week of November 23, 2014

“Mother Teresa diagnosed the world’s ills in this way: we’ve just ‘forgotten that we belong to each other.” Kinship is what happens to us when we refuse to let that happen. With kinship as the goal, other essential things fall into place; without it, no justice, no peace. I suspect that were kinship our goal, […]