Parousia

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Fr. Romano Guardini

“The world which is seemingly so clearly defined, distinct, sure, and so utterly concrete, is in fact none of these things; in it God is effecting a constant process of transformation. Under cover of the old, in day-to-day events, encounters and actions, grows the new world, which will be completed at the second coming of Christ.” (Fr. Romano Guardini; The […]

Encountering the Word — Luke 12:35-40

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and […]

Encountering the Word — Luke 12:35-40

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Romano Guardini

“The world which is seemingly so clearly defined, distinct, sure, and so utterly concrete, is in fact none of these things; in it God is effecting a constant process of transformation. Under cover of the old, in day-to-day events, encounters and actions, grows the new world, which will be completed at the second coming of Christ.” (Fr. Romano Guardini; The […]

Hasten the End – “As to the exact day or hour, no one knows it.”

Photography © by Andy Coan

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) –  Daniel 12:1-3; Psalms 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32. This series for reflections on the coming Sunday Readings usually appears each Wednesday. Whenever I lead a trip to the Holy Land, the question inevitably comes, “Will we visit Armageddon?” This refers, of […]

An Advent Faith That Cooperates with Grace

An Advent Faith That Cooperates with Grace As we continue to await Christ during this season of Advent, we will do well to reflect and meditate on the readings from Sacred Scripture given to us daily by the Church during Holy Mass. The “busyness” (business) of the secular holiday season tends to take us away from that which is most important […]