23 December, O EMMANUEL

Murillo’s painting of the Infant Christ distributing bread to pilgrims is an invitation to consider the mystery of the Eucharist, God–With–Us, the Child of Bethlehem,...

Preaching on the Propers — Again

The Bambino clasping His Mamma’s hand is by Michelangelo. Already, I see in this something of the Pietà. December 22 1 Samuel 1:24-28 1 Samuel...

22 December, O REX GENTIUM

O King of the Gentiles, and the Desired of all nations(Hag 2:8), you are the cornerstone (Is 28:16) that binds two into one (Eph 2:14)....

21 December, O ORIENS

O DAYSPRING (Zech 6:12; Lk 1:78), Splendor of Eternal Light (Heb 1:3), and Sun of Justice (Mal 4:2): Come, and enlighten those that sit in...