2nd Sunday of Advent

Today’s scriptures present a beautiful illustration of how we believe that the promises of the Old Testament are brought to fulfillment in the New, in the person of Jesus Christ. The figure who announces and hastens this blossoming of prophecy into reality is John the Baptist, who has long been regarded as a bridge figure […]

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary 155 The poor and the defenseless are at the heart of the Church’s scripture readings this Sunday, with Elijah the prophet encountering the impoverished widow of Zarephath, the Psalmist singing the praises of the Lord who is close to the downtrodden, and Jesus himself upholding the poor widow visiting the Temple as the model […]

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Stained Glass: Basilica Remembrance

Brother Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., stained glass artist, has been making a limited quantity of stained glass crosses from the old clerestory windows of the Archabbey Basilica. The windows were installed over 100 years ago. A new stained glass square, approximately eight inches in dimension, continues to provide the faithful with a token from the Basilica […]

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