Fr. William Saunders

Fr. William Saunders is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.


Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

Alleluia! Alleluia or Halleluiah is a Hebrew word meaning, “Praise Yahweh.” The expression appears throughout the psalms. During the Easter Vigil Mass, after the reading of the Epistle, the priest (or cantor) solemnly intones the Alleluia three times, with each intonation raised a step, with the congregation repeating it. At the end of Mass, the…


Meditating on the Nativity

While our own nativity scene may be more elaborate than that of St. Francis, we ought to meditate on the various figures and elements. Most importantly, we gaze upon the baby Jesus. In the fullness of time, God sent his Son not to condemn the world, but to give everlasting life to those who believe…