Category Archives: #Christmas

Out of Sync

  This morning at mass we sang Christmas carols because it was the Feast of St. John the Baptist. I smiled.  Apparently the 11-year-old prayer warrior who died recently loved Christmas so singing O Come O Come Emmanuel as a … Continue reading

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Be Radiant!

My Magi are interspersed with candles this year as they make their way to the stable. The first reading for Epiphany is delightful. From Isaiah 60:1-6, the theme is light: Arise, shine! Be radiant! What struck me reading it was … Continue reading

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Holy Mother Model

Mary is a model for all women, not just mothers, but all of us who take a risk and trust in a God who takes our comfort zones and stretches them far wider than we ever thought possible. This young … Continue reading

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Lighting the Way

I watched as the last of the Chanukah candles burned out yesterday. Everyone else had moved on to latkes and conversations. I had too but I kept one eye on the candles in the menorah. These three brightly-coloured candles whose … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Son

The sun showed up early this morning in all its glory, as if to say Here I am, after the longest night of the year,  here I am where I have always been, waiting for you to notice me.  Ah, … Continue reading

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Love Came Down

Love comes down, from Heaven to earth, in a Divine Leap of Joy at Christmastime. God leaves the heavenly throne and rests his head as the Son in a manger because there was no room for him elsewhere. How often … Continue reading

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Clothed With Joy

As I read Psalm 30 tonight, I pouted.  Joy has not always come in the morning this week, but I do feel clothed in Joy. When I lit the Joy candle on Sunday, I thought I would relight it as … Continue reading

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