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Advent and the Lost Inca City

  Why the wilderness? Back in the “golden age” of archaeology (think Indiana Jones,) an archaeologist set off for South america to …

A Witness to History

In front of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, in the middle of the great square, there is a unique witness to four …

Don’t Forget the Baby

I do not think the problem is that we forget why we celebrate Christmas… I think the problem is that we forget …

Odysseus and Vocation

Do you remember the story of Odysseus? It used to be required reading in school. The Odyssey follows the pattern of the …

The Living Temple

As we near the end of Advent, God begins to unfold His plan. David contemplates building a temple to God. But like …

Recognizing The Light

In today’s Gospel John the Baptizer tells us “there is one among you whom you do not recognize.” One verse before the …

God’s Herald

“John the Baptizer appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” John is the herald, calling …

What is Advent?

We are in danger of losing the sense of the sacredness of Advent. Each year the “Christmas music” seems to begin a …