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

Tag: Nazareth

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 ›

Ein Karem

“In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.” – Luke 1:39-40 Ein Karem, or The Spring of Generosity, is a charming town nestled in the Judean hills. Located just seven kilometres west of central Jerusalem, it is… Read More ›

“And the Word was made flesh” (John 1:14) – Homily by Fr. Nathan

“The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.” (Luke 1:26-27) Upon arriving in Nazareth, we were given the opportunity to visit the place where the Word of God… Read More ›

This is The Place

 “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” – John 1:46 When it comes to getting close to the source, you can’t get much closer than the Holy Land.  We see so much of life from a distance – as casual observers of the world.  On a pilgrimage, you have a chance to be right there,… Read More ›