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Daily Reflection: December 17, 2011

Saturday of the third week of Advent Gn 49:2, 8-10 Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17 Mt 1:1-17 The readings for the day can be found here.   As we wait and watch in anticipation for the Lord this Advent, what … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 16, 2011

Friday of the third week of Advent Is 56:1-3a, 6-8 Ps 67:2-3, 5, 7-8 Jn 5:33-36 The readings for the day can be found here.   As the St. Louis weather turns to cold, the nighttime comes sooner, and classes … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 15, 2011

Thursday of the third week of Advent Is 54:1-10 Ps 30:2 and 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b Lk 7:24-30 The readings for the day can be found here.   “Believe!” We see that word at Christmastime. It is prominently displayed … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 14, 2011

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church Is 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25 Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 Lk 7:18b-23 The readings for the day can be found here. What have we learned from today’s readings? … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 13, 2011

Memorial of Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr Zep 3:1-2, 9-13 Ps 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19 and 23 Mt 21:28-32 The readings for the day can be found here.   As we enter the Christian Season of Advent and close out … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 12, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Zec 2:14-17 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab Jdt 13:18bcde, 19 Lk 1:26-38 The readings for the day can be found here.   When I reflect on the readings for today, I am filled with emotion … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 11, 2011

Third Sunday of Advent Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 1 Thes 5:16-24 Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 The readings for the day can be found here.   So I hear that Advent Season is a time for New Year resolutions. … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 10, 2011

Saturday of the second week of Advent Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19 Mt 17:9a, 10-13 The readings for the day can be found here.   What an odd and wonderful set of images that converge on … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 9, 2011

Friday of the second week of Advent Is 48:17-19 Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 Mt 11:16-19 The readings for the day can be found here.   At first glance, today’s readings can be viewed simply as a warning: heed … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 8, 2011

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Gn 3:9-15, 20 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 Lk 1:26-38 The readings for the day can be found here.   When the angel Gabriel sees Mary in today’s … Continue reading

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