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By Greg Zambrano Christmas is a time of celebration and great joy, because it is the day our Savior was born. On the very day Jesus was born, a few shepherds were guarding their sheep. “And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they […]
By Greg Zambrano All Souls’ Day is a day of prayer for me for the souls in purgatory. On Nov. 1 and 2, we pray for the intercession of those who have died. We know, specifically, by name some of the souls in heaven. Those are the saints declared by name by the church. There […]
By Greg Zambrano Are we aware of our time to come to Christ? God is with us throughout our lives. Are we with him? If we familiarize ourselves with Scripture, the catechism and sacred traditions of the church, we may reach an encounter with God that will take us towards him. In the quiet moments […]
By Greg Zambrano Towards the end of the Mass celebration, we hear the priest say the word “behold.” It reminds me of Ecce Agnus Dei, behold the lamb of God, and also Ecce Homo, behold the man from John 19:5 when Pontius Pilate presents Jesus after the scourging at the pilar. The priest is giving […]
By Greg Zambrano Recently, a priest during his homily explained the parable of “The Unjust Steward” from Luke 16:1-9. All my life, I had never understood this Gospel. I thought the message was that it is ok to cheat others in order to get ahead, not be unemployed or to lessen the trouble we are […]
By Greg Zambrano Currently, I am on a road trip with my kids from New Orleans to Boston. On this trip I have noticed my children’s and my observations. For our first stop, we hit Branson, Missouri. It is not on the direct path to take when driving to New England, but we always wanted […]
By Greg Zambrano When it comes to buildings and structures, the cornerstone would be laid out first to orient the direction and shape the construction should take. Some cornerstones have the year of the construction or the geographical coordinates on them.
By Greg Zambrano Kids learn the act of contrition while preparing to receive holy Communion. The act of contrition points to and teaches the way to reconcile with Christ. In life, from one reconciliation to the next, we try achieve holiness.
By Greg Zambrano What is your focus? What is your desire? In which direction are you heading? As head of my family, I must ask myself these questions. Being focused on the way of Christ is essential, because if I am not determined to head in that direction my family probably won’t either. […]
By Greg Zambrano A typical thought I used to have in the morning was wondering how my day would turn out. I hoped it would be positive and free of issues and trouble. But, then, I heard a priest talk about praying the morning offering, like religious men and women do when they awaken, and […]
By Greg Zambrano The angels call us to adore him, but Our Lady shows us how to properly approach the tabernacle, the manger and, ultimately, heaven – the peaceful place of Our Lord. During Advent, on Dec. 12, we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. To me this is wonderful opportunity to reencounter Our Lady. When […]