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Advent is both a time of expectation and an acknowledgment of a “presence,” both a waiting for Christmas and for the Second Coming. Christ’s fire, which He wishes to cast upon the earth, should warm our hearts if we prepare for Christmas well. Draw close to Him during these days.
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I still remember my first Thanksgiving in the US and the gargantuan amount of food on offer! Rendering or giving thanks, to the Author of all is a necessity for a healthy spiritual life. Even if you are not in the US celebrating, every day, in the words of St.......


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One of the gifts different cultures bring in the “unity in diversity” of the Catholic Church, is the gift of a unique spirituality. Just as there is undoubtably a Spanish spirituality, so there is an English one. This week we look at one particular gift of English spirituality which the......


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The definition of love has been the central question of all philosophy and religion since the beginning of time, as also the subject of most drama. St. John the Beloved disciple spent his life meditating on the meaning of the love he had encountered in the Person of Jesus Christ.......


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This nugget revisits in part a nugget from last year, as we have entered the month of November, the traditional time of prayer for our beloved dead. The Church, over many centuries, has given us the comfort of rite and ritual to allow for human grieving, yet suffusing it with......


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