St. Katharine Drexel is my favorite saint. I am awed by this extremely affluent, young heiress who chose a life of voluntary poverty so that she could donate her wealth and life to share the Gospel with underserved minority populations. She is a paragon of generosity and radical cooperation with God’s vocation for her life. She is the embodiment of the verse from today’s gospel, “whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant” (Mt 20:26).
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” My word! Can you imagine having a pop quiz with Jesus? Today's reflection looks at Jesus naming Peter as the rock upon whom he builds the Church and what that might mean for you me.
Today’s gospel reading centers on the idea of authority. The Pharisees want to know where Jesus is doing all the things he’s doing (healing the sick, absolving people’s sins, etc.) While Jesus could have easily answered them by saying, “Well, I’m God, so…” He doesn’t.
Sunday 6 December Second Sunday of Advent St. Nicholas Day Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert:… Continue reading Second Sunday of Advent Gospel Reflection with Emily Jaminet
Today is the feast of Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles. Conversion like hers can take us from a place of brokeness to divine love.