November 29, 2020: Advent I

“Be watchful!  Be alert!”  Scripture scholars believe that Mark wrote the first Gospel in the late 60’s of the First Century, sometime before the Romans destroyed the City of Jerusalem.  They were tired of the hometown terrorists trying to force them to leave their occupation. Throughout the Gospels, we hear Jesus exhorting all of hisContinue reading November 29, 2020: Advent I

XXVII Sun Ordinary Time: October 4, 2020

Today, statues of St. Francis of Assisi appear in our gardens, sometimes with small water bowls inviting birds to drink or perhaps a bird sitting on his shoulder.  Today is his feast day. St. Francis was blessed personally with a vision, with an insight and with an understanding about all of creation and how itContinue reading XXVII Sun Ordinary Time: October 4, 2020

September 20, 2020: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let’s go back to our childhood catechism classes.  What are the 7 capital sins? List: Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Anger, Envy Today’s gospel talks about Envy, a deep sadness that we experience when we want to be or to have what someone else is or has (seemingly)…  The possessions, the happiness, talents or abilitiesContinue reading September 20, 2020: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time