Month: November 2017

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Prepare the Way of the Lord

As we finish the month of November, many people are already singing carols and setting up their Christmas trees. But before we celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25, the Church gives us four weeks to prepare during the season of Advent. Aware of how busy these days can be, we’ve…


Advent and Apocalypse

With the end of the liturgical year fast approaching, Fr. James Disney Thompson, O.P., offers his keen insights as to how we should receive the readings at Mass, and prepare ourselves for Christ’s return. When I was young, my mother dreaded the readings at Mass about the end of the…


Fr. Joseph Asturias, O.P.

Joseph Louis Asturias was born in Guatemala City in 1908 to Manuel Asturias and Rosa Coblentz Braun, the owners of large coffee plantations in and around Antiqua and Guatemala City. In 1910, the reigning dictator attacked one of the prominent aristocrats in the region, and Joseph’s father, fearing for his…