Friday, January 3
On behalf of Archbishop William E. Lori and members of the Cathedral parish, I welcome you to the “parish church” of the 500,000 Catholics of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Besides serving the larger community as the Catholic Cathedral of Baltimore, this magnificent edifice is the “parish church” of a thriving community of 1300 families.
Thursday, January 2
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Wednesday, January 1
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Sunday, December 29
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Wednesday, December 25
Feast of the Nativity of the Lord | Barbara Bowles
In the Beginning . . . . . The Word Life Exists Hunger Whispers Thirst Speaks Work Reverberates Love Manifests Relationships Creates Happiness Became flesh Light Embryo Glory Fetus Refulgence Newborn Grace Child Truth Teenager Fullness Adult Power And dwelt among us Jesus is born Family Shouts of joy Neighborhood Faithfulness Town Songs of praise State Comfort Country Enlightenment World Glad tidings Amen.
Tuesday, December 24
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent | Maria Anne Brighoff
I saw a great sight It happened one night There was a great light Angels formed a ring So they could sing To the newly born king During the day He was laid on a bed of hay To show us the way This sight you see Was made for you and me So that we Could learn to be Believers in the unseen I have learned to see And love and be With a full heart Mind and head To see and hear Is good for the soul. Amen.
Monday, December 23
Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent | Janice Bonner
It had been nine months since he had doubted the hand of God working in their lives. Nine months. In the beginning, it had made sense to stubbornly cling to his denial. After all, the possibility that Elizabeth would be with child was about as likely as—as a virgin being with child. But as she grew larger and larger, he could no longer deny what God was bringing about. Especially after her cousin’s visit, she carried herself with a quiet assurance that seemed to be grounded in her faith in the Lord God.
Sunday, December 22
Sunday of the Fourth Week of Advent | Rosemary Wallace
In the Gospel of Matthew, Saint Joseph is described as a righteous man who was unwilling to publicly denounce Mary, his betrothed, when he found out that she was with child. He decided to divorce her quietly. This is a great example of forbearance. Joseph decided to act more gently than custom allowed and withhold harsh judgment. His decision would protect Mary from shame and harm.
Saturday, December 21
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent | Nancy Lowitt
“Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one, and come!” SG 2:8-14 We’ve had cold windy days already, but this morning I walked my puppy across the Cathedral plaza in full sun with no wind. Charles Street was quiet. As I felt the warm sun on my upturned face, I heard the two-tone call of the black capped chickadee, and my heart ached. The black-capped chickadee overwinters with us, keeping us company through the long winter, but I always associate this call with the early spring and the promise of warm unstructured summer days to come.
Friday, December 20
Friday of the Third Week of Advent | Jason Gaarder
Biblical imagery of going from darkness to light has made its way into secular Christmas traditions in a wide variety of ways from the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge to the beautiful proliferation of holiday lights in many neighborhoods. While it may feel antithetical to Christian ideals of Christmas to see Christmas merchandise in stores before Halloween, God, in his infinite wisdom, has created avenues to share the light of his teachings with us through secular Christmas traditions just as through the story of the birth of Jesus.