At noon on December 25, 2023, Pope Francis gave the traditional Christmas message and blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and to the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Read the full text of his message for Christmas 2023 below:   Urbi et Orbi Message of His Holiness more
“A census of the whole earth” (cf. Luke 2:1). This was the context in which Jesus was born, and the Gospel makes a point of it. more
Last week, we heard the Virgin Mary sing of her blessedness enduring through "all generations" (Luke 1:48). This week, we hear that her ancestor David is also blessed through "all generations" (Psalm 89:4). more
Faithful to God, I want to share with those around me the wonder of His glory, through the intercession of St. Charbel the humble servant, to the world that prays to Him. more
On the fourth week of Advent, our protagonist is Mary. more
Eight hundred years ago, at Christmas in 1223, Saint Francis organized the living Nativity scene in Greccio. more
Inklings of The Humble Servant Shop began when Diane Tchoi, 27, joined a World Youth Day (WYD) group from St. Agnes Kouying Tsao Parish that was going to Lisbon. more
It’s the third week in Advent and our character is Elizabeth. more
Do we have a sense of eternity? If we're honest with ourselves, not really. Yes, we believe in the resurrection of the dead, the reception of the saints to eternal blessedness, and the time of purging in-between. more
St. John of the Cross, whose feast we celebrate in the middle of our cold and dark Advent season, is often looked to for what he can teach us about suffering. more