Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in blog

As we find ourselves in the last days of Advent, we turn to the ultimate models of preparation: Mary and Joseph.  Despite their humble beginnings and expectations for a quiet and ordinary life, God surprised them with the greatest task in history, to raise His Son!  TRANSFORMATION.  The Son became Incarnate to save us (CCC 457), to reveal God’s love to us (CCC 458), to be a model of holiness for us (CCC 459), and to make us partakers of the Divine Nature (CCC 460).  While...

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In Touch

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in blog

Last week we had the privilege of hanging out with the sophomores at Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge.  All I can say is what a great class this is.  The students were incredibly engaged in the retreat and were fun to be around.  The theme was “In Touch” and Katie and I challenged the students to get in touch with Jesus and to stay in touch with him, especially during this preparation season of Advent.  We reflected on the Gospel passage of Jesus’...

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…and ransom captive Israel!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2010 in blog

In the remaining three weeks of Advent we will continue to focus on the meaning of the Incarnation in Scripture, Tradition, and our own lives.  As we light the second purple candle on our Advent wreath we turn to Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament.    TRUTH.  According to the Second Vatican Council, one of the primary motives for believing the Christian faith is the testimony of biblical prophecy (see Dei Verbum, 14-16).  Throughout the prophetic writings, particularly...

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