Archives for January, 2017

Jan
26

The Titulus Crucis

On February 1, 1492, a section of the titulus crucis was discovered at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Rome. This placard is believed to be from the tablet placed above Jesus’ head on the True Cross. One side has the inscription “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,” written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. […]

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Jan
19

Saint Paul

Next week is the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25). It is a good time to meditate on the man who almost single-handedly spread the Good News across the ancient world, even while being continuously beaten and imprisoned. There is much to reflect on in regard to Paul and his work, much […]

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Jan
12

Mary, As Intercessor

January 17 marks the 146th anniversary of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Pontmain, France. Here is a shortened version of what occurred that night in 1871: Twelve-year-old Eugene Barbadette was working with his father, Cesar, and younger brother, Joseph, when he walked outside the family barn and saw the sky filled with […]

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Jan
06

The Epiphany of the Lord

Today is the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. On the general calendar, it is the day following the Twelve Days of Christmas (December 25–January 5). On the liturgical calendar, it is a feast day, and holy day of obligation, that celebrates three ways in which the divinity of Jesus was revealed to the […]

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Jan
01

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

On December 30, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, which, according to Pope Paul VI’s 1974 apostolic letter, Marialis Cultus, “meditates with profound reverence upon the holy life led in the house at Nazareth by Jesus, the Son of God and Son of Man, Mary His […]

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Jan
01

Welcome to Rosary Meditations

This past year I celebrated the 20th anniversary of being received into the Catholic Church. I had been raised in the Methodist Church and later attended the Episcopal Church, both of which helped to lay the foundation for my Christian faith. However, those who know me best know that I am a lamb of the […]

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