Cristóbal Almanza

Husband to Cristina, Catholic artist and designer. Serve as High School catechist and retreat coordinator. Committed to promoting the beauty of Truth through education and art. @soulpainter Visit my site President, Co-Founder ACNM


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    Posts by Cristóbal Almanza

    Where’s Baby Jesus? – The Empty Manger

    Where is Baby Jesus

    Getting ready for Christmas was my favorite time of year as a little boy. I was blessed to grow up in a very Catholic family, and I was always fascinated by nativity scenes and their symbolism. There is something about baby Jesus that really spoke to me as a kid. My biggest issue was that He […]

    Sunday Says – December 14, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday December 14, 2014 Third Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 8 (NAB Readings)(Jerusalem Bible Translation) The Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, is unique among the four weeks. On the Advent wreath, this is the one week that is pink instead of purple. You might also see the liturgical vestments change color to rose, but most […]

    12 Faces that Show the Struggles of Advent

    12 Faces that Show the Struggles of Advent

    We often take ourselves too seriously, especially when it comes to the pursuit of holiness. Too often do I come across misconceptions about the many limitations and boxes people confine their notions of what saintliness can or should look like. I often think it’s because of the misunderstanding of what it means to seek God. […]

    Sunday Says Podcast – November 23, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday November 23, 2014 The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Reflection starts at 6:30 minute mark.   Lectionary: 160 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation)   This week is a special solemnity in the Church. This is the last Sunday in the Liturgical calendar, where we cap it off in honor […]

    Fall 2014 Austin CNM Meetup

    AustinCNMMeetup

    Sometimes it’s easy to get lost behind a screen. In an effort to promote real community some of the contributors and followers will be gathering for a casual meetup in North Austin for an evening of fellowship. Join us for a social night of food, community, presentations, and discussions about Jesus, the Church, and new […]

    Sunday Says – November 9, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday November 9, 2014 Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome Lectionary: 671 (NAB Translation)   This is another Sunday with a unique feast. Instead of the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are celebrating the feast of dedication of the world’s Cathedral – The Basilica of St John Lateran, seat of […]

    Sunday Says – November 2, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) Lectionary: 668 (NAB Translation) This Sunday we celebrate the commemoration of All Souls insteadof All Souls Day.Today is one of those celebrations that is very distinctly Catholic, and you will see that from the theme of praying for those that have died and also in the […]

    Misconceptions About Death, Angels, and Dia de Los Muertos

    Misconceptions About Death, Angels, and Dia de Los Muertos

    I’ve been intrigued by how much interest there is about angels in the world today, especially from the secular world. In fact a 2011 poll found that 77% of Americans believe in Angels. Which is somewhat surprising considering that there is a growing number of people that don’t believe in God today. Sadly enough, angels are […]

    Sunday Says Podcast – October 19, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday Says October 19, 2014 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A Lectionary: 145 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation) Reading 1 Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 This week’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah starts out with an unexpected note calling the pagan king God’s instrument. During the Babylonian, he planned to free the captives and […]