Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. We celebrate today with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Model of the Church and Model Disciple. In religious art she has at least four postures: Kneeling, Standing, Embracing, and Resting. We too are called to: kneel in adoration of Jesus, stand at the ready to do God's Will, embrace Jesus in the neediness of the poor, and take a regular Sabbath rest in order to be recharged for ministry. Happy New Decade!
Readings: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21.