MARY HAS GIVEN US THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

MARY HAS GIVEN US THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Mary «gave birth to her firstborn son». Mary gave us the Light of the world, an event that changes our history for ever… The faith we proclaim tonight makes us see God present in all those situations where we think he is absent. He is present in the unwelcomed...
WAITING TOGETHER

WAITING TOGETHER

Advent means “coming” or “arrival”. Lasting only four weeks, it is traditionally a season of quiet and joyful expectancy. Advent has a two-fold character: a time of preparation for the festival of the Nativity when the first coming of God’s Son to the world is...
REMEMBER YOU’RE GOING TO DIE

REMEMBER YOU’RE GOING TO DIE

Spending time reflecting on your own death can be a freeing experience, and one that can even help us to become better people. Death “is a fact” that affects everyone. For some people it may come sooner and for some later, but regardless, “it comes.” Because we are...
15 AUGUST: ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

15 AUGUST: ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II 15 August 2001 “The last enemy to be destroyed is death” (I Cor 15,26). Paul’s words that we have just heard in the Second Reading help us to understand the significance of the solemnity we are celebrating today. Christ’s...