Tag Archive | Christmas season

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 ~ […]

We remember the Holy Innocents ~ Rachel mourns for her children ~ still

The memorial of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs ~ Thursday, December 28, 2017 ( and Day 3 of Kwanzaa)  Herod the Great had been elected “King of the Jews” by the Roman Senate in 40 B.C. When the Magi told him of the new King of the Jews, Herod could think of nothing but wiping out […]

The Feast of St. John the Apostle and evangelist ~ the luminous lover

The Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist ~ Wednesday, December 27, 2017 ( and Day 2 of Kwanzaa) The symbol for St. John among the four Evangelists is the eagle because he soared high above the others into the mystical heights of contemplation in his writings, especially his majestic final discourses—meditations on the mysterious communion […]

What will 2017 bring?

New Year’s Day 2017  ~ The World Day of Peace (the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, the last day of Hanukkah and the last day of Kwanzaa.) Where are we, this New Year’s Day 2017, my friends? Are we better off than we were a year ago? What will 2017 bring for us? […]

The Joys of Family Life

The sixth day of Christmas December 30th — the Feast of the Holy Family (and the sixth day of Hanukkah and the  fifth day of Kwanzaa.) I met  this 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 their […]

The Feast of the Holy Innocents ~ Rachel mourns for her children ~ still

The Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs ~ Wednesday, December 28, 2016 (and Day 4 of Hanukkah and Day 3 of Kwanzaa)  Herod the Great had been elected “King of the Jews” by the Roman Senate in 40 B.C. When the Magi told him of the new King of the Jews, Herod could think of […]

The Feast of St. John the Apostle and evangelist ~ the luminous lover

The Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist ~ December 27, 2016 (and Day 3 of Hanukkah and Day 2 of Kwanzaa) The symbol for St. John among the four Evangelists is the eagle because he soared high above the others into the mystical heights of contemplation in his writings, especially his majestic final discourses—meditations […]