Epiphany 2017

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” Dear Brothers and Sisters in … Read More

Christmas Midnight Mass 2016

At that time: there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled…And Joseph also went up from Galilee… Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, Something very big was at work … Read More

Immaculate Conception 2016

Vestimentum tuum candidum quasi nix…Thy garments are white as snow, and thy face is as the sun. (2nd Antiphon of Laudes). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, In contemplating the spectacle of the Immaculate Conception, such … Read More

All Saints 2016

Post haec vidi turbam magnam…After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and … Read More

Assumption 2016

Blessed be the Lord who made heaven and earth, who hath directed thee to the mortal wounding of the head of the prince of our enemies (Judith). On this glorious feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, many splendid and … Read More

Saints Peter and Paul 2016

O felix Roma, O thou most happy Rome, which by this glorious blood of thy two Princes, precious crimson flood, art made forever sacred… Today, together with the Sovereign Roman Pontiff and the entire Catholic Church, we celebrate the glorious … Read More

Pentecost 2016

Emitte spiritum tuum et creabuntur, et renovabis faciem terrae.  Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. [1] On this glorious feast of Pentecost the Holy Church makes … Read More

Ascension 2016

Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you, looking up to heaven? Alleluia. When angels ask questions—especially of human beings—they do not engage in idle chatter, but open their ‘lips,” so to speak, only in order to communicate something of great … Read More