Yule Log

The yule log is associated with the winter solstice, which occurs every year about December 21. “Solstice” comes from two Latin words which means “the sun stands still.” After appearing to move away from the earth for sic months, the sun seems to stop briefly and then begin its return. No one is sure where […]

Bishop’s wine

Today is the feast of St. Lucy. In Sweden and other Nordic countries, this special feast often calls for a popular drink named glogg, a mixture of red wine, spiced by cinnamon, cloves and other spices. In the Netherlands, the mulled wine drink is known as “bisschopswijn” (bishop’s wine”). One source says that when the […]

Bishop’s wine

Today is the feast of St. Lucy. In Sweden and other Nordic countries, this special feast often calls for a popular drink named glogg, a mixture of red wine, spiced by cinnamon, cloves and other spices. In the Netherlands, the mulled wine drink is known as “bisschopswijn” (bishop’s wine”). One source says that when the […]

Daily Gospel – MT 17:9A, 10-13

As they were coming down from the mountain, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they […]

Matthew 17:9, 10-13

As they were coming down from the mountain, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they […]

Matthew 17:9, 10-13

As they were coming down from the mountain, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The appearance of the Blessed Mother to St. Juan Diego in Guadalupe, Mexico, in 1531 is one of the nine Marian appearances approved by the Catholic Church. Besides Our Lady of Guadalupe, the other eight are: – The apparitions to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris, France, in 1830. – The apparition to two small children […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The appearance of the Blessed Mother to St. Juan Diego in Guadalupe, Mexico, in 1531 is one of the nine Marian appearances approved by the Catholic Church. Besides Our Lady of Guadalupe, the other eight are: – The apparitions to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris, France, in 1830. – The apparition to two small children […]

Daily Gospel – LK 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at […]

Luke 1:26-38

And coming to Mary, Gabriel said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But Mary was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. There are lots of different ways to pray. One way is to try to put yourself inside a person who is part of […]