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SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 2/11/19

This week’s reflection for the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time is taken from another of the great Fathers of the Church. Saint John Chrysostom (c.347-407) was born at Antioch and studied under Diodore of Tarsus, the leader of the Antiochene school of theology. After a period of great austerity ... Read More »

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 2/05/19

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 The reflection for the fifth week in ordinary time is taken from a commentary by the great Saint Augustine. Augustine (354-430) was born at Thagaste in Africa and received a Christian education, although he was not baptized until 387. In 391 he was ordained ... Read More »

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 1/29/19

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Once again I am sorry for having missed last week’s reflection on the Sunday Gospel by one of the Church Fathers. But I am back this week and I will do my best to do better in the future.

This week’s reflection for the ... Read More »

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 1/14/19

The commentary from the Church Father for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time is Saint Maximus of Turin, no relation to the gladiator. Saint Maximus was the first known bishop of Turin but other than that there is not much that is known about him. What we do have ... Read More »

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 1/07/19

Well my friends it has been a couple of weeks since I last posted on this page and I apologize for not keeping up. Please forgive me. This coming Sunday, The Baptism of the Lord, will bring to an end the Christmas season. It is always to short it ... Read More »

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/18/18

Today’s contribution for the fourth Sunday of Advent is taken from Saint Hippolytus. Hippolytus (c. 170-236) was a Roman priest who probably came originally from the East. When Pope Callistus relaxed the penitential discipline of the Church, Hippolytus became the first anti-pope. The schism continued into the reign of ... Read More »

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/10/18

Today’s selection from the Fathers for the Third Sunday of Advent is taken from one of the greatest Fathers of the Church Saint Augustine of Hippo. Augustine (354-430) was born at Thagaste in Africa and received a Christian education, although he was not baptized until 387. In 391 he ... Read More »

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/03/18

As we move from the second coming of Christ to John the Baptist in this 2nd Sunday of Advent we are encouraged by John to “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” This is a call for repentance and conversion so that we can make a ... Read More »

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/27/18

The First Sunday of Advent calls us to reflect on and prepare for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. This sermon by Saint Gregory the Great is remarkably relevant to our times even though it was written 1400 hundred years ago.

BE READY FOR WE ... Read More »

Advent Reflection

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/27/18

JOURNEY WITH THE FATHERS

It seems to me that there is a great interest in genealogy or DNA. We want to know where we come from. We want to know our history. It gives us a sense of belonging and continuity. As Catholics, as you may or may not ... Read More »