Month: February 2024

February 29: Leap Day

The elusive February 29th rolls around again this year, as it does in all years that are divisible by four — unless, oddly, they are years that are divisible by 100 but not by 400! This quirky adjustment to the

February 28: He Came to Serve / Él Vino para Servir

At the heart of “the ongoing work of discipleship” is our willingness to go where Jesus leads and walk in His way. He teaches that His way is self-giving service of others … and not ever lording anything over them.

February 26-27: Mercy / La Misericordia

Have you ever opened your Bible to compare, for example, a couple of Gospel texts? Such an exercise would bear fruit like this gem: in St. Matthew’s account of the Beatitudes, Jesus says, “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is

February 25: The Day of the Lord

Since the beginning of the new year, we have been hearing at our Sunday Masses from the first chapter of St. Mark’s Gospel. We have heard how Jesus drove out a demon, how He healed a leper, how He healed

25 de febrero: El Día del Señor

Cada vez tenemos menos tiempo para escuchar. No sabemos acercamos con calma y sin prejuicios al corazón del otro. No acertamos a escuchar el mensaje que todo ser humano nos puede comunicar. Encerrados en nuestros propios problemas, preocupados por el

February 24-25: Preparing to Celebrate Sunday’s Mass

In Sunday’s Gospel reading (Mark 9, 2-10) Sts. Peter, James, and John are taken up a high mountain by Jesus, and there they have an experience of Jesus which takes their breath away. It was an experience that was so

February 23: Virtue / Virtud

The Christian moral life is one that seeks to cultivate and practice virtue. According to the Catholic Catechism, “A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform

February 22: St. Peter / San Pedro

The Universal Church celebrates today the “Feast of the Chair of Peter.” What is being celebrated, actually, is the unity of the Church. This is so because the principal diocese of the Catholic Church is Rome, and the Pope is