Jesus Christ King of the Universe1

When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron, King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD, and they anointed him king of Israel. (2 Sam 5: 3) Writing about the saints of the Old Testament, Archbishop Fulton Sheen says that “David was the forerunner of Our Lord’s Kingship.” After…

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Feast of St. Matthew

When I think of the feast of St. Matthew, I am immediately drawn back to Caravaggio’s painting located at the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, which I visited recently, again, with some friends from the United States. I will not repeat myself here, but I would like to reflect on an aspect…

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Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom. (Mt 11: 25)

The word of God is a treasure which offers abundant material for personal meditation. For example, today’s first reading from the prophet Jeremiah could guide us to reflect on the soul as bride of the Lord God, the divine Spouse; the responsorial psalm on the mercy and justice of God, as well as on Him…

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The Risen Christ in Art and Spiritual Life

The Beauty of the Risen Christ Christ’s mysteries are inexhaustible. They have endless effects in human souls, and artists have found countless forms to show them. In the past, drawings, paintings, frescoes, and even stained-glass windows were the catechism of those who couldn’t read but had, nevertheless, an illustrated faith. They came to Church to…

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Lenten Struggle?

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Many times, in his letters, Saint Paul refers to the struggle between the spirit and the flesh, Gal 5: 24-25 is one of them: “Now those who belong to Christ [Jesus] have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.” This struggle could…

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Wise with God’s Wisdom

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I would like to start this short reflection with today’s question presented by the Apostle James: Who among you is wise and understanding? The answer follows on the next line: she or he is wise who a) shows works by a good life b) is humble because humility comes from wisdom: Let him show his…

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Having and Living Faith

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Articles of Faith Thomas Aquinas is rather known for his intellectual approach to theological topics. However, in his catechetical works such as the Commentary to the Apostles’ Creed, he explains the articles of faith with the simplicity of a true believer and with the devotion of a small child. Here is an example. The saint…

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