06Jan Homily of Pope Francis on the Epiphany

Homily of Pope Francis for the Epiphany. Francis tells his congregation that "The wise men are thus models of conversion to the true faith, since they believed more in the goodness of God than in the apparent splendour of power."

06Jan Presider’s Page for 6 January (Epiphany)

On this feast of the Epiphany we celebrate the revelation of who Christ is. The visit of the three wise men reminds us that Jesus came as the Saviour of all nations, including ours. We worship God who wants all people to be saved.

06Jan 6th January. The Epiphany of the Lord

Follow your guiding star :: Western tradition has chosen three as the number of the Wise Men and even found exotic names for them, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. We may imagine that they travelled with enquiring minds and adventuresome spirit ...

06Jan 6th February. Friday of Week Four

Two banquets
This gospel scene is one that has inspired artists and playwrights throughout the centuries. The sumptuous banquet in Herod's palace for his birthday turns out to be a banquet of death. Mark follows this scene with the feeding by Jesus of the multitude in the wilderness. It is as if the evangelist wants to set Herod banquet of death over against Jesus' banquet of life...