Frassati Reflection: Hope in the Darkness

Originally published at Frassati Reflections. And out of gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see. —Isaiah 29:18 Throughout this season of Advent, amid the cold and lingering darkness, we seek out light. We surround ourselves with flickering lights that gleam amidst the night, reminders of hope and beauty even in the darkest … More Frassati Reflection: Hope in the Darkness

Frassati Reflection: At Midnight, in Bethlehem, in Piercing Cold

Originally published at Frassati Reflections. Today begins the St. Andrew Christmas Novena, also called the Christmas Anticipation Prayer. I first heard about this tradition a few years ago, and it’s a really beautiful prayer: Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin … More Frassati Reflection: At Midnight, in Bethlehem, in Piercing Cold

Frassati Reflection: ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

Originally published at Frassati Reflections. This weekend we will celebrate Christ the King Sunday, and today we honor the feast of Blessed Miguel Pro, who is known for his last words, uttered before a firing squad: “¡Viva Cristo Rey!” (“Long live Christ the King!”). As we reflect on Christ’s role as king within our own … More Frassati Reflection: ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

Frassati Reflection: Martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues

Exciting announcement: the new Frassati Reflections website is live! If you want to check out some other great writers from the Frassati Fellowship of NYC, head over there and subscribe. These reflections will be cross posted there as well. I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but … More Frassati Reflection: Martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues

Frassati Reflection: “In Bitterness Is My Joy”

Today’s readings may seem a little harsh: God putting Job in his place, Jesus proclaiming woe to those who reject Him. Why would God point out Job’s insignificance and insufficiencies when he is already experiencing so much suffering? Becoming aware of our own weaknesses is, in fact, a grace. It can be a struggle, too, … More Frassati Reflection: “In Bitterness Is My Joy”