Haggai was the tenth prophet of The Twelve Prophets and he lived in the sixth century BC. His mission was to motivate the people to finish rebuilding the Second Temple. His Temple Prophecy was later interpreted to refer to Jesus Christ.
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6. The Feast of the Holy Family
“When they had fulfilled everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was upon him.” (Luke 2:39-40)
3. The Feast of St John the Evangelist
St John wrote: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. And we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
+ Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary is the Crucifixion. It's a meditation on Christ's death, including being nailed to the cross and his last words to his mother.
The Prophet Micah speaks of the Messiah’s birth
20th December “But from you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, among the tiniest of the clans of Judah, from you will come forth for me one who is to be a ruler in Israel, one whose origins are from the distant past, from ancient times.” (Micah 5:1) Micah was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets and possibly … Continue reading The Prophet Micah speaks of the Messiah’s birth
The Prophet Isaiah speaks of a royal child
15th December "The virgin will be with child, and she will give birth to a son, and she will name him Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14) Having learned more about Christ’s ancestors, we now turn to the Old Testament prophets who spoke of his coming. Isaiah was the first of the Four Major Prophets and he lived … Continue reading The Prophet Isaiah speaks of a royal child
The Prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 36:24-28)
Ezekiel, one of the Four Major Prophets of Israel, warned of Jerusalem's destruction, called the people to repentance, and offered hope for a life beyond exile.
I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-21)
Another of Christ’s famous ‘I am’ sayings, found in St John’s gospel, is where he spoke of himself as ‘the Good Shepherd’. While teaching the people in Jerusalem, he shared with them a parable about a shepherd who protected his sheep. The shepherd, he said, “calls his own sheep by name and leads them out… … Continue reading I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-21)
The Revelation of St John (Revelation 1:1-20)
The book of Revelation, otherwise known as the ‘Apocalypse’, is the last book of the Bible. It contains a series of prophetic visions that its writer, named 'John', experienced while exiled on the island of Patmos. He was told by God to write them down for the seven churches of Asia (1:1-9). For a variety … Continue reading The Revelation of St John (Revelation 1:1-20)
Christ walks on water (Matthew 14:22-33)
The account of Christ walking on water is found in three of the gospels, although only St Matthew’s version tells us about St Peter’s involvement in the miracle. (Matthew 14:22-23; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:15-21) After Christ fed the 5,000, he told the apostles to set sail for the town of Capernaum, on the other side … Continue reading Christ walks on water (Matthew 14:22-33)