Posts in category Feast Days, Memorials, & Solemnities

These are reflections written for Feast Days, Memorials, and Solemnities on the Catholic liturgical calendar.


Feast Days, Memorials, & Solemnities

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple in a very important feast day in Catholic Church. It is also one that we reflect upon at least twice a week for the fourth Joyful Mystery of Holy Rosary of our Blessed Mother Mary. The Gospel reading for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord comes from Luke 2:22-24, but the backdrop of the story begins with Leviticus 12:1-4,

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A Christ Mass Reflection

As this year winds down, we have a great opportunity to reflect upon where God has brought us from and to where He is leading us. Whether it is from knowing that you can lead a more virtuous life but often fail to do so, or whether you feel burned out on love, I believe the coming of God into the world as a little infant is something that we can always cling to – to help us believe in ourselves more.

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Thoughts on Imitating Saint Dominic de Guzmán (The Feast of Saint Dominic)

We usually celebrate the feast day of our saints on the day of their physical death, but that was never possible for Saint Dominic being that he died on the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6, 1221. It is quite remarkable that a man who spent his life in devotion to pointing people to Jesus and Mary through the Rosary would continue to signal to us through the date of his death that his life was not about him – it was all about the Lord our God.

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Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Have you believed what God has spoken to you? Evidence that you have believed is demonstrated by you taking the blessing that He has given you and sharing it with others, as Mary took to Elizabeth. Evidence is demonstrated by trusting in His Word with reckless abandon. What God told you He will do for you, He will fulfill and you will be blessed, if you just simply believe – truly believe what was spoken to you by the Lord.

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The Feast of Divine Mercy – A Great Catholic Treasure

The feast of Divine Mercy, as recorded in the diary of Saint Faustina, receives from Jesus himself the promise that the soul that goes to Sacramental Confession (the confession may take place some days before), and receive Holy Eucharistic on that day, shall obtain the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment. Additionally, the Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence (observing the usual rules) with the recitation of some simple prayers.

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Biblical Teaching on Consolations (The Transfiguration)

There many other things that can be said about Divine consolations, especially about the reasons why God decides to give them to us in the first place, but I believe that the most essential treatment that needs to be made here concerns how we ought to respond to them. I say that because Divine consolations will come to many us for whatever reason God deigns, but it is how we respond to them is what is most crucial to know.

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