• by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876  Where is He that is born King of the Jews?"--Matt, ii, 2 It was desired that the promised Messiah should be an heir of the throne of David, as the Lord declared by the mouth of His prophets. This promise was also well known to the scribes, for when He[...]
  • by St. Alphonsus Liguori Jesus is born poor in a stable; the angels of heaven indeed acknowledge Him, but men abandon and forsake Him on earth. Only a few shepherds come and pay Him homage. But our Redeemer was desirous of communicating to us the grace of His redemption, and begins therefor[...]
  • If you adore God without presenting Him some offering, your devotion is false. ~ST. CHRYSOSTOM  The word Epiphany means manifestation, and is given to this feast because on that day our Lord manifested Himself to the Gentiles through the wise men. The Gospel thus relates the fact: "When Jesus wa[...]
  • "We have seen His star in the East, and are come to adore Him."-Matt. ii. 2. This is a blessed and memorable day for us, my dear brethren, on which the mercy of the Redeemer called us in the person of the Magi, from the darkness of unbelief, to the knowledge of the true faith. The Magi came at da[...]