May It Be « discoveringandsharinggrace

As I mentioned, I love reading the scriptures leading up to Christmas. Some of the most amazing scriptures relate to Mary and her faith. What would our reaction be if an angel of the Lord spoke to us about what was about to happen and what was expected of us? Shock? Wonder? Fear? Amazement? Confusion? [...]

Our Lady of Sorrows Saint of the Day for September 15

Our Lady of Sorrows Saint of the Day for September 15 FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS The title, Our Lady of Sorrows, given to our Blessed Mother focuses on her intense suffering and grief during the passion and death of our Lord. Traditionally, this suffering was not limited to the passion and death event; rather, it comprised [...]

Saint of the Day Friday, March 25, 2016-Conception & death of Jesus

During the solemnity of the Triduum it has been difficult to keep track of everything going on in the world of the church Triumphant. This year the Feast of the Annunciation fell on Good Friday which, in the Anglican Church entitled that denomination to a full Eucharist during the Veneration of the Holy Cross, (When the celebration [...]

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

Lived: | Feast Day: Friday, December 25, 2015 On this day the Church focuses especially on the newborn Child, God become human, who embodies for us all the hope and peace we seek. We need no other special saint today to lead us to Christ in the manger, although his mother Mary and Joseph, caring [...]

Thirsting for God

During this month of September, as we celebrate four feasts of Our Lady, let us learn from her: humility, purity, sharing, and thoughtfulness. We will then, like Mary, become holy people, being able to look up and see only Jesus; our light and example will be only Jesus; and we will be able to spread [...]