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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…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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If JESUS is the answer, what was the question?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 in blog

We hear again and again the refrain for the Advent season, “Come, Lord Jesus!”  Advent is a special time of preparing us to be ready to greet Him when He comes again.  To grow in our relationship with Christ, our King, it is important to know why we so desperately needed Him to come in the first place!  TRUTH.  Let’s take a look back at where it all began… the Garden of Eden. TRADITION.  Adam and Eve desired to be wise, as God was wise, but what they failed to realize was...

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Hail to the King!!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in blog

This Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King, marking the final week of our ecclesiastical calendar!  I was blessed to attend the Eucharistic procession at Old St. Patrick’s in New Orleans.  Father invited the little children and their parents to join in the procession as the Real Presence of Christ (the Source and Summit of the Christian Life), displayed in a monstrance, was carried around the beautiful Church.    In the hectic day-to-day of life it is so easy to...

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Vision of Source and Summit

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009 in blog

In my years of doing youth ministry, I have found there to be a general lack of catechesis among teenagers. Sure, teenagers can tell you the basics about Jesus, but their understanding does not proceed much further. I have to admit, when I was a teenager, my grasp of the faith was average at best. The vision of Source and Summit is to provide teenagers, young adults, and adults with a better understanding of the faith and the person of Jesus Christ. This is the reason that...

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