Browsing the December 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

Browsing the December 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

1-3-2021 Feast of the Epiphany of the LORD

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/30/20

Last week I shared with you, some of my musings about holiness. In my experience, rooted in Sacred Scripture and the writings of the saints, I posited that the path to holiness is trod when we are faithful in our efforts to become the person God has intended us ... Read More »

12-27-2020 Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/27/20

As I consider the significance of this feast day, I feel it safe to assume that everyone’s concept of family depends on her/his personal experiences. I grew up in a Catholic Italian family, where God, family and food were central to everything we did, said and believed. You could ... Read More »

12-6-2020 Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/06/20

Last week I mentioned that unlike Lent, a somber, penitential season, Advent is a season of joyful expectation – i.e., a season of hope, as expressed in today’s first reading from Isaiah:  “A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the ... Read More »