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The Magi Journey, Our Journey

In our gospel, we see a journey, an exodus, a going out. The Magi, these mysterious characters, get moving, go far away from their land and go seeking the king, the Lord. The physical journey of the Magi hides a much more important and meaningful journey: the journey of faith. This is the movement of…
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Offer Your Family to God

Today we celebrate the Holy Family-- a family already filled with grace that went through unbelievable difficulties, trials, and struggles as we do in our families. The Holy Family, like ours, needed to make choices to love when it was difficult, to be faithful when the way forward was anything but sure. The Holy Family…
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Let Us Welcome Jesus in Every Child of God

We have been preparing ourselves to joyfully celebrate the birth of Jesus as a Child of Bethlehem. God gives us the gift of his very presence as a defenseless baby; he offers himself to us so that we can take him into our arms, lift him up and embrace him. In so doing to the…
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An integral part of Luke’s Gospel message is the need for conversion: metanoia, that is, a change of mind to a way of thinking and acting that is divine. The text of this Sunday’s liturgy presents us with this theme. The passage is part of Luke’s presentation of John the Baptist’s preaching in preparation for…
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