Author: Fr. Satish Joseph

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

The New Covenant – A ‘New Normal’

When I prepared my Holy Thursday homily last year, the pandemic was raging, public liturgies were suspended, everybody participated online, there was no washing of feet, and—besides the celebrant—no one received the bread and wine of the Last Supper. As...

The New Covenant – A ‘New Normal’

Living to Die, Dying to Live

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 21, 2021 — the Fifth Sunday in Lent This is the story of Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng, a Burmese nun. As you are likely aware, recently the military assumed power in Burma...

Living to Die, Dying to Live

Love for Love

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 14, 2021 — the Fourth Sunday in Lent My parish has always maintained archives. Recently, our staff made a tremendous effort to clean and organize them. But we have also started something new....

Love for Love