[In ancient British, Kyndeyrn surnamed Mungho, or Munghu.] THIS eminent saint of the ancient church of North Britain.
He was of royal blood among the Picts, or original inhabitants of that country, and born about the year 516. Continue reading “Saint of the Day: St Mungo”
Many of you will be back into the swing of things after the Christmas and New Year break. For some it will be a brand new teaching year, whilst for others it will be the start of the latter half of the academic year.
Whichever it is for you, the Christmas break is the perfect time of year for Continue reading “Changing your Classroom Character”
THE word Epiphany means “manifestation,” and it has passed into general acceptance throughout the universal Church.
From the fact that Jesus Christ manifested to the eyes of men His divine mission on this day first of all, when a miraculous star revealed His birth to the kings of the East, who, in spite Continue reading “Saint of the Day: The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ”
Herod, who was reigning in Judea at the time of the birth of Our Saviour, having heard that the Wise Men had come from the East to Jerusalem in search of the King of the Jews, was troubled.
He called together the chief priests, and learning that Christ was to be born in Bethlehem, he told the Wise Men: “When you have found Him, bring me word again, that I also may come and adore Him.” Continue reading “Saint of the Day: The Holy Innocents”
As you leave your planning and preparation to the New Year, make sure you relax and put your feet up and spend some time with your family.
With a glass of red in your hand and a plate of Christmas goodies, what better way than to sit back and watch some great movies. Continue reading “Great Films to watch over Christmas”
The time has now come for the faithful soul to reap the fruit of the efforts she made during the penitential weeks of Advent to prepare a dwelling-place for the Son of God, who desires to be born within her. The Nuptials of the Lamb are come, and his Spouse hath prepared herself [Apoc. xix 7]. Continue reading “Practice During Christmas”
Everything is Mystery in this holy season. The Word of God, whose generation is before the day-star [Ps. cix 3], is born in time – a Child is God – a Virgin becomes a Mother, and remains a Virgin – things divine are commingled with those that are human – and the sublime, the ineffable antithesis, expressed by the Beloved Disciple in those words of his Gospel, THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, is repeated in a thousand different ways in all the prayers of the Church;- and rightly, for it admirably embodies the whole of the great portent which unites in one Person the nature of Man and the nature of God. Continue reading “The Mystery of Christmas”
From the The History of Christmas by Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B.
We apply the name of Christmas to the forty days which begin with the Nativity of our Lord, December 25, and end with the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, February 2.
It is a period which forms a distinct portion of the Liturgical Year, as distinct, by its own special spirit, from every other, as are Advent, Lent, Easter, or Pentecost. Continue reading “The History of Christmas”
From the The History of Advent by Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B.
The name Advent [From the Latin word Adventus, which signifies a coming] is applied, in the Latin Church, to that period of the year, during which Continue reading “The History of Advent”