Christmas

Epiphany of the Lord 2020

Open-Ended Anticipation

True intelligence is not closed in the asphyxiating circle of reality, but instead leaves a window open to the impossible. A person’s happiness does not lie in answers, in contentment–even about the things of God. Instead, it lies in search, in restlessness, in dissatisfaction, because if we think we have found God, if we think… Read more »

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Musical Performance for Christmas

Every year the Daughters of St. Paul of Bandra hold a musical performance in various parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Mumbai in preparation for Christmas. Organized and performed by the Postulants, the program this year consisted of a wide variety of songs, including the angel’s announcement to Mary, the birth of Jesus, the… Read more »

Feast of the Holy Family 2019

THE WORK OF THE FLESH

Joseph is commanded stop dreaming and wake up: “Get up!” His dream corresponds to the dream of God, which is to awaken human beings from their somnolent state. It is necessary to live life, not just dream about it. Joseph wakes up and responds to the divine summons not with words but with his flesh: with deeds and in truth

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Christmas 2019

RE-CREATION OF THE HUMAN BEING

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Thus begins the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus of Nazareth is pointed out as the new birth of the human being–the re-creation of the entire created world. The long list of names from Abraham to Jesus is divided into three parts, telling us that God was incarnated in… Read more »

Christmas greetings from the General Government

Dearest Sisters and young women in formation, In this “first Christmas” of our government, we want to contemplate and adore with you the mystery encapsulated in the birth of Jesus: “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (Jn. 1:14). Christmas is the story of a God who puts his glory in… Read more »

Epiphany 2019

  Follow the Star The star they had seen at its rising preceded them (Mt. 2:9) I want to share with you a memory that I particularly like. Several years ago, in a television interview, a child was asked: “What do you prefer: day or night?” Unexpectedly, the emphatic answer was: night! Taken aback, the interviewer… Read more »

Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2019

  Treasure Your Story Mary treasured all these words in her heart (Lk. 2:19). Perhaps you too have had occasion to treasure in your heart mysterious words you heard, events that were not very clear, unforgettable encounters, or else vibrant memories that yielded new meaning, gave rise to a fresh way of seeing things and prompted… Read more »

Christmas 2018

  Make Room for Love The Word made his dwelling among us (Jn. 1:14). Perhaps you too have felt a veil of sadness settle over your heart on Christmas Day, of all times…. If we open our windows and look outside, we see artificial lights, poor people with nothing to eat, dead-end streets, children without… Read more »

Epiphany 2018

Prayer, the Rhythm of Life We have come to the end of the Christmas season. The Liturgy for the Feast of the Epiphany brings to a close our Advent reflections, pointing out to us, through the adoration of the Magi, the element on which the whole spiritual life is founded: prayer, or even better, adoration, that is,… Read more »

Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2018

God’s Dwelling Place It is not by chance that the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, is also World Peace Day. In fact, the presence of the Spirit, which fills the heart and womb of Mary, reminds us that we will have peace only if we allow ourselves to be inhabited by the mystery we… Read more »