4167478132_5664872fca_bThis homily, based on Luke 1:26-38, was delivered at the English Martyrs’ Parish.

There is one character who has worked very hard behind the scenes for Christmas. We hear about this character during Advent, and he shows up at least a couple more times at Christmas, but given all the many things going on at Christmas, we understandably don’t get to shine the spotlight too often on him. I am, of course, referring to the angel Gabriel. Continue reading THE BUSIEST ANGEL OF CHRISTMAS


This reflection on Luke 1:26-38 was made on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

Arrange-Furniture-More-Easily-Create-a-scale-drawI moved into my new room the other day and took pains in planning how to arrange its furniture. I thought to myself: “I’m going to spend a lot of time here this year, so I may as well design this space carefully.” It took me a couple of days moving and rearranging the furniture. Once satisfied with the lay-out, I capped my chore by vacuuming my new sanctuary and work space, optimistic and eager to settle in. Continue reading INTERIOR DESIGNS