The Odor of Mystery

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 6-11-17 Peace be with You, Last Sunday we celebrated what we may understand as the culmination of the Easter Season on Pentecost.  As we saw then, it is the sending of the Holy Spirit which enables our renewal, transforming us so that we might come to know our God ever more deeply, not primarily on an intellectual level, but an intuitive and experiential level.  Ultimately, this intuitive way of knowing speaks to our deepest yearnings for eternal lif...
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The Fabric of Happiness

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: 2-12-17 Peace be with You, Over the last couple of weekends we have been exploring the understanding of Jesus Christ, the Son of God incarnate, as the Light of the world.  Moreover, we have been deepening our understanding of what it means for us to be participants in and bearers of the Light that is Christ.  Three weekends ago we saw that to say Christ is the Light is to say that he is the Truth, the metaphor of light functioning as a means of communicating ...
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The Coming of God’s Glory

Second Sunday of Advent: 12-4-16 Peace be with You, Last weekend, as we began the season of Advent, we saw that in order for us to be truly ready to welcome our Savior, we must prepare ourselves for his coming by living in a manner which disposes us to become his disciples.  We do this, as St. Paul reminded us by “putting on the armor of light” (Romans 13:12).  These words have a couple of connotations which are especially important for the message we will receive today.  First, and most i...
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