According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Transfiguration is: “The mysterious event in which Jesus, speaking with Moses and Elijah on the mountain, was transformed in appearance – in the sight of Peter, James, and John – as a moment of disclosure of His divine glory” (CCC, Glossary, pp. Transfiguration.—The Transfiguration of Christ is the culminating point of His public life, as His Baptism is its starting-point, and His Ascension its end. He became dazzling white and radiant with glory. Oftentimes this is a real struggle. Check back every week for new content. Reflection Eleven – Living in Exile. Should you like to have a hard copy of these reflections just email to the address below to request a copy. Thank you for supporting Transfiguration Catholic Church. Catholic Daily Reflections My Catholic Life! 901-902; 554). You will find below reflections on the Sunday Readings. Reflect, today, upon the beautiful and profound transformation that God has done and continues to desire to do in your soul. With remarkable agreement, all three place the event shortly after Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ first prediction of his passion and death. Listening means spending moments of reflection before taking concrete steps and actions. The Heart of Perfect Love and Self-Giving, The Cross, the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother, The Profound Teaching of the Holy Eucharist, God Becomes Man—Nine Months Before Christmas. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Catholic Daily Reflections My Catholic Life! They were living among the poor, but the head was lost in the dominating ideology of that time. Our table is set for everyone and we invite you to be a part of our family meal. This is the Transfiguration. This must be done in full trust and confidence in him alone. Know that He wants you to fix your eyes upon this glory and forever remain grateful for it, especially as you endure any cross you are given. Categories Daily Gospel Reflections … This was an important image for them to have in their minds in preparation for the very real image of the suffering and death Jesus was about to undergo. So do you see God’s glory in your life? Yes, let us fly to Mass and adore our God; let us be transfigured by the body and blood of Christ. At Transfiguration, we believe in the new evangelization and to utilize technology to grow the kingdom of God. God's blessings! Confessions are available by appointment. The feast we celebrate today is a commemoration of the fact that Jesus literally revealed His glory to three of the Apostles. Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. Rick Poblocki. We are called to grow in many ways and we do so together, in community. Each Sunday, the readings from the Old Testament, the Letters, and the Gospels usually have a common theme. In love, we welcome all into our faith family as we joyfully celebrate the sacraments with contemporary Catholic liturgies to grow and serve as disciples of Jesus. Lord, may I see Your glory and the glory that You have bestowed upon my own soul. Divine Mercy Reflections. One of the Bible’s names for the God is “El Shaddai” or “God of the Mountains.” Subscribe to our Daily Gospel Reflections via Email! For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. We have many opportunities for growth at Transfiguration, won't you join us on "Our Great Journey?". Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. Our Blessed Mother: The Queen of All Saints! This page features reflections on the Sunday liturgical readings. We are grateful to accompany you on your journey of personal conversion. Please feel free to write your own reflections and send any comments or further personal reflections to johnmarieutz@gmail.com. The same is true in our lives. We can easily become aware of all the problems we face and can focus in on them. When He does this, we must strive to constantly see it. Mark 9:2-3. As a result, it is often easy for us to miss seeing the glory of God in our lives. Please check your email now and click the confirmation link to confirm your request. It may take some imagination. Con amor, damos la bienvenida a todos en nuestra familia de fe mientras celebramos con gozo los sacramentos, con liturgias católicas contemporáneas para crecer y servir como discípulos de Jesús. 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