Saturday of the First Week of Advent The strategy of Jesus  At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is… Read More »ENFL006


December 8, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Immaculate Conception In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David,… Read More »ENSM038


Thursday of the First Week of Advent To be really converted  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. “Everyone who listens to these words of… Read More »ENFL004


Wednesday of the First Week of Advent In the desert we share  Moving on from there Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there. Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the… Read More »ENFL003


Tuesday of the First Week of Advent God dwells in the man  At that very moment he rejoiced (in) the holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and… Read More »ENFL002


Monday of the First Week of Advent The centurion’s faith When he entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him, “I will come and cure him.” The centurion… Read More »ENFL001


First Sunday of Advent The active expectation Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his work, and orders the gatekeeper to… Read More »ENFS064


Saturday of the Thirty-FourthWeek in Ordinary Time The waiting for the one who comes “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day… Read More »ENFL356


Friday of the Thirty-FourthWeek in Ordinary Time The ultimate times  He taught them a lesson. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when… Read More »ENFL355


November 30, Saint Andrew, Apostle To evangelize is to live For, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so… Read More »ENSM037