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...

Ave, verum Corpus natum, de Maria Virgine

In a certain sense Mary lived her Eucharistic faith even before the institution of the Eucharist, by the very fact that she offered her virginal...