Priestly Vestments: Why Catholic Priests wear Rose on the Third Sunday of Advent?

I took a moment to research about vestments and colors in the liturgical life of the Church.  Today, I will explain the chasuble http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03639a.htm and its evolution;  then, I will explain why the color rose is used in the liturgy of the Catholic Church. The evolution of the name of what is now today known as chasuble is … Continue reading Priestly Vestments: Why Catholic Priests wear Rose on the Third Sunday of Advent?

The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Since it has been quite a while since I wrote my last reflection, I would like to honor the memory of Our Mother.  The most blessed Virgin Mary was conceived spotless without a trace of original sin.  Based on the evangelist Luke 1:28, “Hail, full of grace” (RSV), means that Mary was always filled with … Continue reading The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Priesthood, the Saints, People-Pleasers and the Sin of Human Respect

A little more than 5 months ago, I was ordained as a priest.  Since then, virtually every single day family members, friends and people that I have met occasionally want from me a favor or something to do for them.  I receive many requests  People's expectations are very high.  Some people want to take me … Continue reading Priesthood, the Saints, People-Pleasers and the Sin of Human Respect

Following Christ as a Sign of Contradiction

May be you are wondering why when you start following Christ seriously you find yourself in a difficult situation. When we get through a religious experience, we usually feel in awe. We start communicating and being vocal about particular experiences with the Lord that are changing our life. But sometimes following Christ is problematic when … Continue reading Following Christ as a Sign of Contradiction