Ornaments of Grace 2020
Watch as Fr. Michael introduces Ornaments of Grace 2020 which will begin on the 1st Sunday of Advent and continue through the Octave of Christmas. Ornaments of Grace are daily stories for Advent and Christmas written by Nina O’Connor and narrated by Fr. Michael.
Be Grateful for Whatever Unfolds in Your Life
Saints come from all ages and walks of life, from Apostles and martyrs to priests, brothers, and sisters to mothers and fathers, to little children. But despite all their differences, many Saints give us the same message: Give thanks; be grateful to God for all things.
As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,
he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.
They stood at a distance from him and raised their voice, saying,
“Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!”
And when he saw them, he said,
“Go show yourselves to the priests.”
As they were going they were cleansed.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan.
Jesus said in reply,
“Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine?
Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”
Then he said to him, “Stand up and go;
your faith has saved you.”