The Witness of Mary and Joseph

December 22, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent Readings for Today “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.  For it is through the Holy Spirit

An Infant Rejoices in the Presence of the Lord!

December 21, 2019 Advent Weekday Readings for Today Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor—Optional Memorial “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.  And how does this

Our Blessed Mother and Her Perfect Faith

December 20, 2019 Advent Weekday Readings for Today But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply,

Zechariah and His Doubts

December 19, 2019 Advent Weekday Readings for Today “I am Gabriel, who stand before God.  I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news.  But now you

The Faith of Saint Joseph

December 18, 2019 Advent Weekday Readings for Today The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your

The Perfect Plan of God

December 17, 2019 Tuesday Advent Weekday Readings for Today Eleazar became the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.  Of her was born

Reacting to the Authority of Jesus

December 16, 2019 Monday of the Third Week of Advent Readings for Today When Jesus had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached him as

Purification by the Fire of God

December 15, 2019 Third Sunday of Advent Readings for Today John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen

Repent of Your Sins this Advent

December 14, 2019 Saturday of the Second Week of Advent  Readings for Today Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor—Memorial “I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not

Overcoming Harsh Words

December 13, 2019 Friday of the Second Week of Advent  Readings for Today Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr—Memorial “For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed