Month: January 2022

January 25: The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Each one of us who has been Baptized is encouraged today to remember this: that, although the Ritual of Baptism is never repeated, the “process” of becoming a Christian is not just a once for all event. Conversion itself means

January 24 / 24 de enero: St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales was ordained a priest in 1593, after Protestantism had had a generation or two to gain a foothold in Europe. He was assigned to pastoral duties in Geneva and dedicated himself to preaching, hearing confessions, and

January 22-23: Preparing for Sunday’s Mass

The Gospel for this weekend’s Mass is taken from two places in St. Luke’s Gospel. We start with part of chapter 1, but then we leap forward to chapter 4. We leapfrog, so to speak, from the opening paragraph of

January 21: Feast of St. Agnes

St. Agnes was martyred at the end of the persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, probably in the early years of the 4th century. She is thought to have been as young as 12 years of age. Although few reliable …

21 de enero: Fiesta de Santa Inés

Pocos santos han sido tan populares en Roma como la niña de doce o trece años, Santa Inés. En un tiempo de masivas defecciones de la fe, en el año 305 aguantó la tortura del martirio con sano idealismo y

January 20: Christ Must Increase, We Must Decrease

Jealousy can be a terrible thing. It is closely linked with one’s own insecurity and difficulty in accepting what one is. It is very difficult to see others surpassing the skills of which we are proud. It is difficult to

20 de enero: Nuestro Discipulado

En los Evangelios en el Nuevo Testamento de la Biblia, hay muchos momentos en los que Jesús prohíbe que los demonios expulsados (y otras personas más) lo diesen a conocer. Es que en Jesús hay que creer después de un

19 de enero: Él Lo Puede Todo

Algunas veces reducimos nuestra religión a un asunto de leyes casuísticas: ¿Se permite trabajar en domingo? ¿Cuándo llega a ser pecado mortal, si llego tarde a la Misa? ¿Cometo pecado si no alzo mis manos al rezar el Padre Nuestro?