Daily Archives: December 3, 2022

Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, December 4 Second Sunday of Advent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Barbara Book of Isaiah 11,1-10. On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon … Continue reading

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Love as St. Francis Xavier Loved

December 3rd is the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, a lovable and loving saint of the Catholic Church. By Susan Ciancio Those who knew Francis said he was always filled with an immense joy. Though he died at a young … Continue reading

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These Saints Had Visions of Heaven and Hell and Revealed What They Saw

During their lifetimes, some saints were given a peek into the happiness of heaven and the horrors of hell. Correggio, “Assumption of the Virgin,” Cathedral of Parmaby Joseph Pronechen  One of the earliest saints to receive a firsthand glimpse into … Continue reading

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