Category: Scripture Reflections

Joseph – the Pinnacle of Earthly Fatherhood

Parents are ‘the first representatives of God for man.’ (CCC 239) That means God intentionally chose one man—one man in all of human history—to ‘represent’ fatherhood to Jesus. In choosing Joseph, God was careful to choose a man who would not ‘disfigure the face of fatherhood’ on God’s behalf. Joseph, then, is more than a

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Join Us for Advent Meditations with Saints

Imagine for a moment what it would be like for a woman of Mary’s purity to invite you into her heart, only to expect that same depths of purity from you in return. Joseph would’ve needed heroic courage to stay committed to virtue to love Mary on her terms. Imagine for a moment what it

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Elijah as precursor of the Virgin Mary

In his message given July 16, 2019 from Medjugorje on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Fr. Maximillian Dalvai makes the point that Elijah is a precursor of Mary, and the Cloud that was Mary that rose over the mountain for Elijah is now Medjugorje rising over the Church.  We are in

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Love Covers Multitudes

When we pray, we speak to God; when we read Scripture, God speaks to us. -Saint Augustine Love covers over a multitude of sins. – 1 Peter 4:8 I have to confess, I’ve heard this verse probably a multitude of times in my lifetime and never really stopped to appreciate it until recently. Have you

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If you’re seeking hope, read the pope’s moving Easter Vigil homily

“Jesus is a specialist at turning our deaths into life, our mourning into dancing” 1.       The women bring spices to the tomb, but they fear that their journey is in vain, since a large stone bars the entrance to the sepulcher. The journey of those women is also our own journey; it resembles the journey

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