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A Jesuit priest, I am originaly from Napoli. I am now living in Rome and teaching philosophy at the Gregorian University.

Gospel reflection into the Desert Lent Mk. 1:12-15
Gospels

How to Go Into the Desert: Entering the Wild, Scary, Interior Battle of Lent (Gospel Reflection)

“Though in Your sight I despise myself and reckon myself dust and ashes, there is something I know about You,…

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Faith & Life

How to Overcome the Fear of Not Fitting In (Gospel Reflection)

“Then he felt quite ashamed, and hid his head under his wing; for he did not know what to do,…

Gospel reflection Mk. 1:29-39
Gospels

What is True Service to Others? Are You Merely Glorifying Yourself? (Gospel Reflection)

Gospel Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time No matter how hard we try to build walls and barriers,…

Gospel reflection
Faith & Life

Are You Hiding From Life? Frozen to Avoid Pain? (Gospel Reflection)

“He sat quite still, benumbed and cold but little Gerda shed burning tears of joy; and they fell on his…

Gospel reflection net
Faith & Life

Are You Entangled or Enlightened? The Awesome Metaphor of the Apostles’ Fishing Nets (Gospel Reflection)

I saw all the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world, and I said groaning, ‘What can get…

gospel reflection seeking
Gospels

Uncertainty & Desire: You’re Seeking Something… but What? (Gospel Reflection)

“Do Thou give strength to seek… My strength and my infirmity are in Thy sight: preserve the one, and heal…

The Baptism of Christ (c. 1690), Antoine Coypel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / public domain
Gospels

Lost in the Crowd, Found in the Baptismal Font (Gospel Reflection)

Gospel Reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus   “This fear of death is like a constant winter.”…

Holy Family Caravaggio
Desire for Infinity

How Parenthood is the Ultimate Act of Letting Go

Gospel Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family Every one of us, to greater or lesser degree, feels the…

Gospel reflection
Advent and Christmas

What is God’s Greatest Promise and Why is It so Hard to Believe Him?

“Consider, oh man, what God became for your sake; understand this lesson of surpassing humility presented by a teacher who,…

Advent and Christmas

Are You Willing to Ask the Uncomfortable Questions of Life? (Gospel Reflection)

Gospel Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent Reality is continually asking us questions. It always asks us to choose….

Gospel reflection Advent
Advent and Christmas

Starting a New Season (of Your Life) – Gospel Reflection

“He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four…

Are You Willing to be Wounded? The Paradox of Mary's Immaculate Love
Gospels

Are You Willing to be Wounded? The Paradox of Mary’s Immaculate Love

“Salve, radix, salve, porta…” – 12th Century Marian Antiphon There are many ways to love. There are ways that cut…