Jesus

The Adoration of the Magi

During these final weeks of Advent, we thought that Sacred Scripture, paired with art from Renaissance painter and Dominican friar Fra Angelico, would be a unique way to meditate on the mystery of the Incarnation. This beautiful painting shows the Three Wise Men adoring the baby Jesus, followed by an enormous crowd of people eager to Read more…

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O Come Let Us Adore Him

“During the early phases of the reform, the inherent relationship between Mass and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament was not always perceived with sufficient clarity. For example, an objection that was widespread at the time argued that the eucharistic bread was given to us not to be looked at, but to be eaten. In the Read more…

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Good Friday

“They have pierced my hands and feet, I can count all my bones” (Ps 22:16-17). “I can count…”: how prophetic were these words! And yet we know that this body is a ransom. The whole of this body, its hands, its feet, its every bone, is a priceless ransom. The Whole Man is in a Read more…

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Holy Thursday

The text below is an excerpt from a hymn composed by St. Thomas Aquinas. On the night of that Last Supper, seated with His chosen band, He, the Paschal Victim eating, first fulfils the Law’s command; then as Food to His Apostles gives Himself with His own Hand. Word-made-Flesh, the bread of nature by His Read more…

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Mary, the Mother of God

The following is an excerpt from Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.’s article, “Did the Virgin Mary Tickle the Baby Jesus?” . When you picture Mary holding the Christ-child, what do you imagine her doing? Gazing into his eyes? Nursing him? Just holding him close? Thanks to the new Picturing Mary exhibit at D.C.’s National Museum of Read more…

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The Nativity of the Lord

The following Homily comes from St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop & Father of the Church. “. . .Come, then, let us observe the Feast. Truly wondrous is the whole chronicle of the Nativity. For this day the ancient slavery is ended, the devil confounded, the demons take to flight, the power of death is broken, paradise is Read more…

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