In domum Domini ibimus

On this Second Sunday of Advent, the liturgy focuses on Jerusalem, the mystery represented by the ancient Roman stational church. Stational churches are those churches...

10 December, Second Sunday of Advent

Station at the Roman Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem Today’s stational church is the home of my own monastic community, Santa Croce in...

In laetitia cordis vestri

The painting of Saint John the Baptist (1513–1516) is by Leonardo da Vinci. The Holy Foreunner is youthful; his smile reveals a secret joy. The...