The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary”
A reflection on Song of Songs 6:10
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Midmorning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Bannered Troops

Who is this that comes forth like the dawn,
as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun,
as awe-inspiring as bannered troops?

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Anointed Feet

“Anointed Feet”
A reflection on Matthew 9:16-17 and Isaiah 52:7
Saturday of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

“No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth, for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse.

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Isaiah 61, Day 6

“Isaiah 61, Day 6”
Isaiah 61:11a
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

As the earth brings forth its shoots,
and a garden makes its seeds spring up…

Isaiah 61:11a

The first line of this verse echoes Genesis 1:12: 

And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind.

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Vigilant and Faithful Servants

“Vigilant and Faithful Servants”
Luke 12:35-38 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.

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Peonies, Day 18

“The Eternal Tao (Panels 1 and 2)”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

“The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal name”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 1, translated by Derek Lin

Tao is the word used to translate Logos of St.… Read the rest