Pastoral Reflections

December 2018

Dec 23

December 23, 2018

As we celebrate these great days of the Christmas season, beginning on the evening of December 24, and continuing through the Baptism of the Lord on January 13, a letter by Pope Leo the Great (390-461) can help us reflect on this mystery of God becoming a human being. Pope Leo writes: To speak of our Lord, the son of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as...
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Dec 16

December 16, 2018

During these first weeks of Advent, the Preface (the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer) has reflected on the two comings of Christ. We have prayed, “For he assumed at his first coming the lowliness of human flesh, and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago, and opened for us the way to eternal salvation, that, when he comes again in...
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