Category Archives: Christmas

Three Wise Men

The Feast of the Epiphany reminds me a bit of Abraham. Why would anyone travel across the desert, plagued with bandits and thieves, at their own personal risk? With Abraham, there was a promise he was given: he would receive the land, and a great nation would come from one of his descendants. The Wise…
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She Pondered These Things in Her Heart

Today is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, mother of Christ and our mother as well! In the Gospel for today, we hear that when the shepherds share with Mary and Joseph the message from the angels, Mary “kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Lk.2:19). We also hear these words at…
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Do Little Things With Great Love

St. Teresa of Calcutta is known for the heroic love she had for the poor who lived in the streets of  Calcutta. She often said, “Do little things with great love.” This always gave me courage that I, too, could be a saint. Simultaneously, this way of being is the beauty of the life of…
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Keeping Christmas Well

I love Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I find it a beautiful story of conversion, and of what can happen to us when we allow the (Holy) Spirit to work in our lives (reluctant as we sometimes are). We’re told at the tale’s end that Scrooge “knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man…
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