Fr. Britto's Blog


Our Baptismal Call

The Baptism of the Lord ushers in the closure of the Christmas season and we step into Ordinary Time. With all our attention on Christmas and New Year’s, we can easily overlook the significance of the Baptism of Our Lord. The Lord’s baptism was a crucial moment in the life of Jesus, and it also has serious implications for us, the baptized.

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Grateful and Hopeful

Christmas is over and we are completing the first full week of the new year. As we move forward, our hearts are filled with questions: What will this year be like? Will it be better than the last one? How should I enter into this new chunk of time that God gives me? What attitudes should I bring?

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Jesus, Our Guiding Star

The Feast of Epiphany that we celebrate this Sunday has always captivated my mind as a child. It brings with it certain magical elements: the Magi, the star in the East, and Herod’s plot to kill the child. However, it is the star of Bethlehem that intrigues us.

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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