Merry Christmas!

As you celebrate Christmastide with your family, you may want to reflect on one or more of these questions: Q. When has the birth of a child brought joy and gladness to you or those you love? (Luke 1:14) Q. Joseph and Mary had to travel to Joseph’s ancestral home for a census. If you … More Merry Christmas!

Getting Ready for Christmas

Decorations, check! Baking, check! Shopping, check! Christmas cards in the mail, check! Gifts sent, check! Now, all I need is ice skating and a snowball fight and I can star in my own Hallmark movie! Seriously, now I can concentrate on waiting in stillness for the Joy and Peace of Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends, I am borrowing the words of St. Paul to his good friends in Phillipi as my greeting to you: Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am … More Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

So many inspiring and moving readings on Christmas Day! I apologize for taking these words out of their beautiful context, yet I quote them for our reflection today. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom, a light has shone. (Isaiah 9:2)   … More Merry Christmas!

Lessons from the Magi

Today, 12 days after Christmas, is the traditional date to celebrate Epiphany. In recent years, however, the celebration moved to the Sunday following the feast of Mary, the Mother of God on January 1st. Epiphany is the feast of the manifestation of Christ to the world, in particular to the Gentiles. The feast of Epiphany … More Lessons from the Magi