The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Monday was the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.  It is celebrated each year on March 25th, nine months before the birth of Christ on December 25th.  The Annunciation is when the angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce that she would bear the Christ or…

The Temptation of Jesus

Chapter 4 of Luke’s Gospel records the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness.  After his baptism, Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness.  He fasts for forty days and then is visited by the devil who tempts him with food, power, and to doubt God’s word.…