The First Luminous Mystery: Our Lord’s Baptism


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Baptism is the basis of our entire Christian life; it is the gateway the Lord opens into the life of

Readings at Mass: Isaiah 42:1-4; Psalm 28; Acts 10:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17 I have always found it peculiar that Jesus was baptised.

‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son

Readings: Isaiah 54: 1-10; Psalm 30; Luke 7: 24-30 John the Baptist holds a distinct honor in the Gospels in that

In the Synoptic Gospels' accounts of the baptism of Jesus, a voice from heaven is heard saying: "This is my

The literary theorist Terry Eagleton began his memoir “The Gatekeeper” with a vivid description of performing just that role, as

Lent is begining tomorrow. It has always been a special time for those preparing to receive baptism. Br. David Rocks