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Looking More Closely at the Word
Solemnity of Mary,
the Holy Mother of God

January 1, 2023
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

First the Savor, Then the Sending

Sometimes the years seem to hurtle by. There are those days when I, my parents’ child, wonder: How do I let it all get away so fast? How can I hold on to it better?

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

Stand in awe and believe without question, or rather, without being inquisitive. If your beliefs correspond to your own ideas, perceive your danger.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Mary Mother of God

It is not too great a speculative leap to conjecture that Jesus’ striking way of addressing the Creator with the intimate term Abba was also something he learned from his mother.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

People today ask, “What has the birth of Christ got to do with me?”

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