Category Archives: #Christmas

A Promise is a Promise

Both Feast days of yesterday and today are about promises of God and how we react to them.  Yesterday, on the Feast of the Holy Family we see Mary and Joseph presenting the Christ-child at the temple.  Simeon and Anna … Continue reading

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Anna’s Steadfastness

Can you imagine waiting with great anticipation for most of your life for an event to unfold, never knowing how or  when it would happen?  The uncertainty of who would even be the source of all your longing made the … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Humanity

During the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, retreatants spend some time contemplating on the birth of Jesus.  Directors often encourage them to pick the Divine Infant and hold the new-born King.  Often it is Mary who gently offers the Child. … Continue reading

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Ungrateful Hearts

My friends to the south are celebrating Thanksgiving today.  I have been thinking about praise and thanks lately.  I have been missing in action on this page for just over a week now.  With everything else I am sorting, through … Continue reading

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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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