The Sunday following Christmas is the Feast of the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Long before Jesus gathered any disciples, Mary and Joseph dedicated their lives to doing the will of God with Jesus at the center.
The Story of Zacchaeus is more than simply the story of a Tax Collector who climbed a tree; and more than a simple conversion story. Zacchaeus gives a great example of how we should respond to criticism from people who oppose us
Today is the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Here is a pair of videos I did a few years back.
St. Mary Magdalene is identified by name in all Four Gospels, but is also associated with Mary of Bethany, and two anonymous “sinners” to become a unique and dynamically substantial presence in Church tradition, born from her presence in the Holy Scripture.
How does Mary Magdalene reflect a kind of discipleship, and how does she compare with the “other” Mary of the Jesus story?
Do you know the symbols of faith? Can you identify people from Holy Scripture and Saints from Church History by their symbols? What are some of these Symbols.
Fr. Bill reviews just a handful of them to give a sample of the richness of symbolism in just our Scripture and Tradition of Saints.