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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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The Beloved

What does it mean to be someone’s Beloved? Today as the Baptism of the Lord in the Church calendar, a voice from heaven recognizes the man, Jesus, who is standing in the Jordan River, having been baptized by John, as … 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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What to Become?

In the Gospel of Luke today, we read about the naming of John the Baptist, who is given a moniker that puzzles people. Only when Zechariah concurs with his wife Elizabeth about the name does a bit of Christmas magic … 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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Merry Mary?

Ah, Mary, what did you feel that very first Christmas, the Babe quietly sleeping in your arms? You knew not what was really unfolding. You must have been so tired from the long journey to Bethlehem on a donkey, ready … Continue reading

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Love Up Close

In the Incarnation contemplation of the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, the director may hope that the retreatant picks up or is given the Baby Jesus to hold. This is a personal and up close moment if it happens. … Continue reading

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