The Genealogy of Jesus

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We are in the season where the genealogies of Jesus are read at Mass. Admittedly, this reading of a long list of virtually unpronounceable name of unrecognizable people…

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We Dare To Say…

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The gift of the new translation of the Roman Missal takes a bit getting used to. Some phrasing is unfamiliar and, at first glance, a bit strange. We…

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Nature of Prayer (3): Surrender

Friday, December 9, 2011

The last movement of prayer is surrender. “Not my will, but Thine be done.” This cry of our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane crystallizes for us the…

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The Nature of Prayer (2): Listening

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Last time, we saw that the first aspect of prayer was asking. In this way we come to know God as The Father who provides. It takes…

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The Nature of Prayer (1): Asking

Friday, December 2, 2011

As Christians, we know that prayer is essential to our spiritual life and well-being. But what is prayer? I would suggest that it is three things activities which…

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