Cycle B First Sunday of Advent

Is. 63:16b-17; 64:1, 3-8; 1 Cor. 1:3-9; Mk. 13:31-37

Sergeant Charles B. Schlichter, 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, had been soldiering most of his life. In June, 1950 he was a surgical technician at Madigan General Hospital. When the news of the outbreak in Korea came over the air, Charles Schlichter had a premonition that  "Something was going to

St. Francis of Assisi

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The creatures found shelter in lover of nature, St. Francis of Assisi

Cycle A : Christ the King

Ez 34:11-12,15-17; I Cor 15:20-26,28; MT 25:31-46

In the poem Ozymandias, the speaker recalls having met a traveler “from an antique land.” He told him a story about the ruins of a statue in the desert. Two vast legs of stone stand without a body, and near them a massive, crumbling stone head lies “half sunk” in the sand. The face reflects a frown and “sneer of cold command.” The memory of those emotions survives "stamped" on the lifeless statue. On the pedestal of

Cycle A 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Prov. 31:10-13, 16-18, 20, 26, 28-31; 1 Thess. 5:1-6; Mt. 24:36, 25:14-30
Today’s Gospel passage has taken us once again into the famous parable of the Talents. A man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two talents, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Talent was not a coin, it was a

Cycle A 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wis. 6:12-16; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Mt. 25:1-13

Once a fox was roaming around in a forest looking for food. Suddenly, he saw a pig rubbing his tusks against the trunk of a tree.

The fox looked about carefully but couldn't see any danger for the pig anywhere. Despite being so clever, he couldn't understand why, the pig was doing that.