Author: Fr. Satish Joseph

John’s Epiphany

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, January 16, 2022 — The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Today we heard from the Gospel of John. It is important for us to know that, unlike Matthew and Luke, John does not have...

John’s Epiphany

The Epiphany – Traditions and Lessons of the Magi

A reflection on the Feast of the Epiphany — (Click here for audio) Epiphany is a word meaning ‘manifestation’. It is an event as important as Christmas itself. Jesus incarnate at Christmas and Jesus made manifest to the world at...

The Epiphany – Traditions and Lessons of the Magi

The God of Small Things

A reflection on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent — December 19, 2021 (Click here for audio) The Beacons of Light initiative here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been a needed but complex and challenging process. Speaking personally,...

The God of Small Things

Our gift to Jesus

A reflection on the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent — December 5, 2021 (Click here for audio) Here is a real-life conversation between a pampering grandmother and a pampered grandchild: Gigi: “Have you written your letter to Santa?” Bugaboo:...

Our gift to Jesus

Tempered by the Wisdom of God and Righteousness

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, September 19, 2021 — The Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?” (James 4:1) We have little knowledge about the actual happenings in James’s...

Tempered by the Wisdom of God and Righteousness

Mary – The Ark of the New Covenant

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, August 15, 2021 — the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Today we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. When we look at Mary, we see both the image...

Mary – The Ark of the New Covenant

To Excel in Graciousness

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, June 27, 2021 — the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Graciousness /ˈɡreɪ.ʃəs.nəs/ (noun): the quality of having excellence of manners or social conduct. Synonyms kindness, courteousness, politeness, affability, benevolence. Perhaps you agree with me...

To Excel in Graciousness

The Ascension: Mission Accomplished

A reflection on the readings of May 16, 2021 — the Feast of the Ascension I would like to reflect on two aspects of the Feast of the Ascension. The first aspect is the reality of the Ascension of Jesus. As...

The Ascension: Mission Accomplished