Today, the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the Holy Name of Jesus. As per other notable feast days and church commemorations, Dom Prosper Gueranger (b. 1805- d. 1875) reflected on the riches of this day, writing: In the Old Covenant the Name of God inspired fear and awe: nor was the honour of pronouncing it granted to all the children of…
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The Good Shepherd
The crowd said to Jesus: “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do? Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread…
Heaven as Home
Amidst the pain and suffering of life, and even in the good times, when we might slip into a mode of forgetting about the Last Things, it is good to remember that this world is not our home. Literature and music have historically reminded us of this truth. Jesus said, in his Farewell Discourse to his disciples, that he was…