Deus noster in terris visus est

December 29 The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas 1 John 2:3-11 Luke 2:22-35 Victim, Priest, and Temple The very first sentence of today’s...

He Who Has an Ear, Let Him Hear

New York Again Yesterday I returned to the Italian Consulate in New York City to pick up my visa. The magnificent Church of Saint Jean–Baptiste...

To Treasure the Infant Christ

December 28 Feast of the Holy Innocents 1 John 1:5-2:2 Matthew 2:13-18 The Child in Egypt The name Egypt occurs three times in today’s gospel....

O Bambino mio Divino

Tu scendi dalle stelle O Re del Cielo E vieni in una grotta Al freddo al gelo O Bambino mio Divino Io ti vedo qui...

The Gospel of the Father

I like this painting by the Dominican Fra Bartolomeo (1473–1517), a disciple of Savonarola, because it shows our Holy Father Saint Bernard together with Saint...