Articles Tagged ‘St. Joseph’

4th Sunday of Advent: St. Joseph simply obeyed


Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it done to me according to your word.' (Lk 1:38) On this fourth and last Sunday of Advent, as the Solemn Feast of Christmas draws near, the Sacred Liturgy invites us to be one with the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, our Lord’s Foster Father; that we may learn from them how to approach and how to serve the Mystery of God made Man, the Word Made Flesh. The ... (Continue reading)

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Advent: waiting like Mary and Joseph

Mary and Joseph

I have just finished my annual routine of climbing into the attic and hauling out the box that stores our much-used Advent wreath. Candles? Check. Prayers? Check. Matches? We'll need to get more of those. Like most families, the season of Advent falls right in the middle of a very busy time. School, work, extracurricular activities, and many other commitments mean that our home is a constant whirr of activity—add to that the demands of the Advent season and the coming ... (Continue reading)

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The Pope Francis effect (or why I’m having a tough time)

I have a confession. I'm having a tough time adjusting to Pope Francis. I admit that I'm a Pope Benedict XVI fan girl and I'm still getting over Pape Bene's understandable departure. It's like when your best friend moves far away and no matter how hard you try, you can't help but compare all your other friends to him. Or when you're at an extended family gathering and both your grandads are there and even though you respect both of them, ... (Continue reading)


St. Joseph

When King Herod was holding court, all the best and brightest newspapers, reporters, gossip-mongers, and talking heads were constantly in attendance trying to get a scoop on the latest news from the palace. This was the place to be—the inner circle of the king, the seat of government—and all the big-wigs of the day were there. Yet they all missed the biggest story of human history: in a remote part of the countryside (more or less in the middle of nowhere) ... (Continue reading)

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Andre and Joseph

October 2012 cover

Our October 2012 cover artist, Annalicia DiLollo, has lived in Europe, Canada, and the US; currently she is attending The Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. In addition to painting she enjoys reading, writing, horseback riding, hiking, sailing, and spending time with friends. When did you start painting? I always drew when I was little and I suppose I painted with kid paints. But then my first oil painting experience was my family was on ... (Continue reading)

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