John was there. He lived it. He experienced it. He knew Jesus, he loved Jesus, and Jesus loved him. He knew the Jesus that is not documented in the Gospels. He knew Him as a friend and brother. As a […]
On this day after the Nativity of our Lord, we hear the tragic reality of dying for our Lord, Jesus Christ through the sacrifice of life by Stephen, the first martyr. “Filled by grace and power,” Stephen shows us in […]
It’s Christmas Eve! For some of us, it may be Christmas Eve night and we’ve already finished that last minute shopping, we’ve had our family dinners, attended Vigil Mass, and we’re settling into a nice evening with our loved ones. […]
The gospel today tells the story of the birth of John the Baptist. Tomorrow is Christmas eve, when most of the world will begin celebrating the birth of baby Jesus later in the evening or at midnight Mass. But, many people do not know that John the Baptist himself has a feast day celebrating his birth on June 24th each year. It is called the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist. It is fitting today though, that it is not the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist.