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The Baptism of the Lord

Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light. Christ is baptised; let us also go down with him, and rise with him.  John is baptising when Jesus draws near. Perhaps he comes to sanctify his baptiser; certainly he comes to bury sinful humanity in the waters. He comes to sanctify the […]

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Prophets are so very annoying

(The feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist) Prophets are noted for their urgency as well as being very annoying. They are outspoken and can be strange. St. John the Baptist is no exception. He spoke out about the seriousness of our lives. About the importance of taking stock of what we are […]

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

1. “Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near” (Is 55,6). These words from the second part of the Book of Isaiah ring out on this Sunday that ends the Christmas season. They are an invitation to go more deeply into the meaning for us of today’s Feast, […]

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The Visitation of Mary: Blessed is she who believed

12. Immediately after the narration of the Annunciation, the Evangelist Luke guides us in the footsteps of the Virgin of Nazareth towards “a city of Judah” (Lk. 1:39). According to scholars this city would be the modern Ain Karim, situated in the mountains, not far from Jerusalem. Mary arrived there “in haste,” to visit Elizabeth […]

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Birth of John the Baptist

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