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Reading 1 IS 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me…
‘His name is John.’ John’s baptism means good news as it foreshadows Jesus’ birth and his coming. John, the prophet and precursor to Jesus, is strong in spirit and we are told that the hand of the Lord was with…
1. LET US RECOLLECT OURSELVES IN PRAYER – STATIO Prayer of Cardinal Mercier to the Holy SpiritOh God, who has instructed your faithful, enlightening their hearts with the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us that in the same Spirit…
The Anvil Last eve, someone passed beside a blacksmith's door, and heard the anvil ring the vesper chime. Then looking in, he saw upon the floor old hammers, worn with beating years of time."How many anvils have you had," he…
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