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

Tag: Nazareth

Writing Our Own Icon

Psalm 90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,     and prosper for us the work of our hands— Is there some particular work you like to do with your hands? Kneading bread? Gripping a hockey stick? Playing an instrument? For me, it is knitting. When my two hands are focused on… Read More ›

“What a Day in Nazareth!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk 4:21-30) “What a Day in Nazareth!”  PDF Version Homily for the 4th Sunday of OT, Year C (2019): Lk 4:21-30 What a remarkable day Jesus spent in His hometown synagogue in Nazareth! Jesus entered the synagogue and proclaimed the Word of God with many wondering if He was the Messiah… Read More ›

“Building a Home for the Christ Child” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord “Building a Home for the Christ Child”  PDF Version Christmas Homily 2018 A school gymnasium is not the place we would prefer to celebrate Mass for Christmas. We all have fond memories of Christmas Mass taking place in our parish churches, with the Nativity scene beneath the… Read More ›

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 ›

Blessed Charles de Foucauld: Little Brother of Jesus

  Born: 15 September 1858 in Strasbourg, France Died: 1 December 1916 (age 58) in Tamanrasset, French Algeria Beatified: 13 November 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI Feast: 1 December The thin, gaunt man knelt quietly on the ground, praying silently as a mass of armed men swept past him and into his hermitage. Although he… Read More ›

“The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3; Lk 2:22-40) “The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” PDF Version The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (2017) This year, The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of… 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 ›

The Visitation of Mary – May 31

(Luke 1:39-56) The month of May, in which we honour Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is drawing to a close. It has been a time to renew our devotion to Our Lady, to meditate on her many virtues and graces, and to draw closer to her Immaculate Heart. I was blessed to spend part of this… Read More ›

Mount Tabor: The Mount of Transfiguration

“Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart.” – Matthew 17:1 Mount Tabor, the highest mountain in Galilee, lies just 10 kilometres east of Nazareth. Because of its location along the ancient Via Maris trade route, it has always been a place of strategic… Read More ›

St. Joseph the Worker – May 1st

“Joseph was a craftsman from Galilee, just one man among many. What had life to offer to someone from a forgotten village like Nazareth? Nothing but work: work every day, with the same constant effort. And at the end of the day, a poor little house in which to rest and regain energy for the… Read More ›