2 Maccabees

Living with the Proper Perspective

“Do we live with this same hope? Do we have this proper perspective on eternity?” “You accursed fiend, you are depriving us of this present life, but the King of the world will raise us up to live again forever.” The first reading for this Sunday is part of the stunning story of the martyrdom of a mother and her […]

Capitulation, Complacency, and the Courage of the Maccabees

"The Maccabees" by Wojciech Stattler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This week in the first readings at Mass, we have been hearing the story of the Maccabean revolt against Antiochus Epiphanes. If you haven’t had the chance to hear the readings at Mass, it is worth reading them for a good overview of this important event in the history of the Jewish people. The first and second books of Maccabees […]

Encountering the Word — 2 Maccabees 12:43-45

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection. For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen […]

Encountering the Word — 2 Maccabees 12:43-45

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection. For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen […]

Encountering the Word — 2 Maccabees 12:43-45

Photography © by Andy Coan

He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection. For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have […]