Category: New Testament

The Mystery of Baptism

The Mystery of Baptism

In early January each year, the Church celebrates the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This day honours the Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan by St John the Baptist. The feast concludes the Christmas season and invites us all to reflect on the Sacrament of Baptism. To mark this festival, here you’ll … Continue reading The Mystery of Baptism

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas are an ideal time to reflect on the life of the Holy Family, as revealed in the New Testament. Here you can take a moment each day to reflect on an aspect of the early life of Christ, through a series of images related to his childhood and meditations from recent popes.

12. The Magi arrive in Jerusalem

12. The Magi arrive in Jerusalem

“After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of King Herod, wise men traveled from the east and arrived in Jerusalem, inquiring, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw the rising of his star, and we have come to pay him homage.” (Matthew 2:1-2)