From the Rector, The Nativity of the Lord, 12/25/2022

From a Christmas Homily by Saint Augustine That day is called the birthday of the Lord on which the Wisdom of God manifested Himself as a speechless Child and the Word of God wordlessly uttered the sound of a human voice. His divinity, although hidden, was revealed by heavenly witness to the Magi and was …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, December 11, 2022, Cycle A

Sin and Vice 1870 “God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all”(Rom 11:32). 1871 Sin is an utterance, a deed, or a desire contrary to the eternal law (St. Augustine,Faust 22: PL 42, 418). It is an offense against God. It rises up against God in adisobedience contrary to …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Second Sunday of Advent, 12/4/2022

Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit 1830 The moral life of Christians is sustained by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are permanent dispositions which make man docile in following the promptings of the Holy 1831 The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of …

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