Advent-Christmas 2017

Advent Day 3 – The wolf and the lamb – the owl and the lion (And Hanukkah Day 2)

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, Isaiah dreams of a bright future for us. He shows us a wonderful vision: the animals lead the way to peace! Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb . . The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child […]

Advent Day 2 ~ Swords to plowshares ~ Guns to roses

Monday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, If you’re new to this Advent blog,  I recommend reading Welcome to Advent to get a sense of why we spend four weeks preparing for our Christmas celebration and how it can help we (and you) deepen our spirituality. It can work whether you are a […]

WATCH OUT! Be care-ful! Stand erect!

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT ~ December 2, 2018 Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming […]

You are my beloved Son / Daughter

 The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord~Monday, January 8, 2018 This feast marks the end of the Christmas season. In the Eastern Churches, it is the primary focus of the Epiphany celebration, the primary focus of their Christmas. It reveals further the meaning of the Incarnation of the Son of God, that is. our […]

The Feast of the Epiphany ~ Follow your Star!

The Feast of the Epiphany ~ Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Today’s feast day has several meanings.  In the Roman Church we celebrate the story of the Magi visiting Jesus and offering him gifts.  In the Eastern churches, they focus on the story of the Baptism of the Lord.  Both celebrate the manifestation, the revelation of […]

What will 2018 bring for us?

NEW YEAR’S DAY 2018 (and the seventh day of Kwanzaa) Where are we, this New Year’s Day 2018, my friends? Are we better off than we were a year ago? What will 2018 bring for us? Are we prepared for whatever the year will bring?   Will the economy get better or worse? Will I keep my […]

The Joys of Family Life

The seventh day of Christmas December 31st — the Feast of the Holy Family (and the sixth day of Kwanzaa.) I met a young couple at a welcome station  in the mountains of Virginia a few year ago.  I saw Joseph and Mary and Jesus in them.  May there be a touch of holiness ~ […]