Tag: advent

Why Mary?

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This feast recalls Mary’s conception in St. Anne’s womb without sin. The belief is that for Mary to be the God-bearer, she had to be perfect, thus born without original sin. At the… Continue Reading “Why Mary?”

FINALS WEEK: FINDING AND REFLECTING GOD’S LOVE

    The second Sunday of Advent introduces John the Baptist. Beyond the locusts and honey, this intriguing figure invites us to consider repentance and preparation for God. St. John’s University, an institution of higher education, with a mission rooted in faith, service, diversity,… Continue Reading “FINALS WEEK: FINDING AND REFLECTING GOD’S LOVE”

A CALL TO SHINE BRIGHT

Tonight, the Rockefeller Christmas tree will brighten up the New York sky. Towering over 77 feet tall, its caretakers remember when it was once a small sapling planted in 1957 in Orange County, New York. “I always said, ‘You’re going to be up in… Continue Reading “A CALL TO SHINE BRIGHT”

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