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Prosper Gueranger on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Let us also listen, with holy fear, to what our Savior tells us with regard to our invisible enemies. They are so powerful and crafty, that our resistance would be useless, unless we had God on our side, and His holy angels, who watch over us and join us in the great combat. It is […]

Prosper Gueranger on Epiphany 2 – John 2:1-11

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Mary said to Jesus: They have no wine…. Jesus answers her in words which are apparently harsh: Woman! what is it to me and to thee? My hour is not yet come. The meaning of these words is, that, in this great Mystery he was about to act, not as the Son of Mary, but […]

Pius Parsch and Prosper Gueranger on Epiphany 4 – Matthew 8:23-27

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Parsch The Gospel story represents Christ’s Easter combat and triumph. For every Sunday is Easter, is resurrection. Every Sunday we celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection in ourselves. Throughout the week we may be tossed by storms and billowing seas, but at the Sunday Mass Christ again steps into our small boat, silences the storm, and […]

Feast of Epiphany Notes – Matthew 2:1-12

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Smith’s Bible Dictionary on “Magi” Most likely they come from Persia, near the Tigris and Euphrates. Their religion was similar to the Jews. They were monotheistic, anti-idolaters who worshiped light as the best symbol of God. The Roman historians Tacitus and Suetonius write that everyone throughout the East looked for the advent of a great […]

Christmas Eve/Vigil of Christmas

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Dom Prosper Gueranger writes about The Vigil of Christmas in “The Liturgical Year”. He says when December 24 falls on Sunday (as it did in 2006 and not again until 2017) the Fourth Sunday in Advent makes way for The Vigil of Christmas. Lutheran Service Book makes no provision for this vigil, but does provide […]