"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: hope

Maranatha, Our Lord Comes!

During Advent, our hearts and minds turn to the celebration of the Birth of our Lord. We reflect on His coming – the moment that Jesus was made incarnate in the womb of His Blessed Mother Mary – and we consider the place He wants to have in each of our lives. Even before Jesus’… Read More ›

“The Firstborn from the Dead” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Vigil and Sunday) “The Firstborn from the Dead”  PDF Version Easter homily 2018 Jesus Christ was not the first person in history to rise from the dead. The Old Testament tells us that the prophets Elijah and Elisha raised people from the sleep of death, while… Read More ›

O Holy Night, the world in silence waits

Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. Just ask any expectant mother and she’ll tell you. From the moment she learns she is going to have a child, the waiting begins – for nine long months. And there’s nothing she can do to speed it along, nor would she really want to, for… Read More ›

Beholding the Sacred: Why Beauty Matters

Beholding the Sacred: Why Beauty Matters What is Beauty? We begin with beauty. First of all, what is beauty? Just take a look around you, at this idyllic setting in which we are so privileged to live. We are surrounded by beauty, immersed in it. In fact, because we see it so often, we might… Read More ›

The Easter Vigil for Beginners

The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was in 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, Texas. That year, a dozen or so men and women entered into full communion with the Church, and thanks be to God, I was one of them. Though I’d spent nearly a year in RCIA1 – in… Read More ›

St. Mark the Evangelist

Feast Day: April 25 Symbol: Winged Lion1 Revered in both the Latin and Greek Church Patronage: Barristers, Notaries, Venice, Egypt We owe so much to our forefathers in faith – to the apostles and first Christians, and especially to the handful of men who put down in writing all that they had seen and heard…. Read More ›

Pope Francis – Christmas Message

Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas! Christ is born for us, let us rejoice in the day of our salvation! Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself.  Jesus is the radiant “day” which has dawned on the horizon of humanity.  A day of mercy, in which… Read More ›

The Easter Vigil for Beginners

The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was in 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, Texas. That year, a dozen or so men and women entered into full communion with the Church, and thanks be to God, I was one of them. Though I’d spent nearly a year in RCIA1 – in… Read More ›

Part 3 “Strength Training: Growing in Virtue” – Talk by Sharon van der Sloot

“The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions. ‘The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God.’” – CCC, 1803 Check out part 3 of a 5 part retreat series on being “Fit for the Kingdom”. A great… Read More ›

“What is Your Anchor in Life?” – A Special Presentation

Sailing along into 2015, what sets our life’s bearings is where and in what we decide to anchor into. For our bearings will determine our final destination – and our bearings are set by means of the decisions we make regarding what we choose to anchor into… So the question for all of us at the dawn of… Read More ›