The Catholic Church existed before the Bible as we know it was compiled. We are thankful that the Church gathered these sacred books so that future generations could hear the living Word of God. The Liturgy of the Word during Mass and the Divine Office are a few examples of how the Catholic Church provides us with numerous opportunities to be immersed in Scripture.
Thin layers of ice have begun to appear in the morning and spindly branches are shivering in their new, leaf-less freedom. As November draws to a close, winter is making itself known. Though I usually resent this thief of precious daylight, I’ve been praying for the grace to welcome winter with joy. And as I reflect on the coming season, I’ve begun to see something beautiful about winter’s austerity.
Christ comes to meet us in each Sacrament. Whether it's Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, or Anointing of the Sick, each one draws us more deeply into the divine life.
Check out this interview with Daniel and Ana Glaze, hosts of the YouTube channel "That Catholic Couple!" In it they discuss the beautiful sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
This week, we celebrate the feast of St. Catherine Labouré. If you’ve never heard of her, there’s a good chance you have heard of something that is very close to her heart: the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, more commonly known as the Miraculous Medal.