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Contributed on Dec 8, 2018
Allowing oneself to be invaded and rearranged by objective value is what makes life worth living.
The Epiphany of the Lord is when Christ was made known to the magi, who represent all the nations. Today, when we say that someone has had an epiphany, we mean that the person has had a moment in which they have achieved a realization, an awareness or a knowledge of something. An AHA! MOMENT, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2018
The infinite dimensions of Mary's the mind and will of God and her surrender.
Where Have You Come From, Mary? Where Are You Going with us? Only through Mary's husband, Joseph, is Jesus of the line of David, even though Mary's husband had nothing to do with Mary's pregnancy. Genealogy, it seems, is a more compelling force than biology as seen in the genealogy ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2018
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Don't Lose Your Footing
I DON’T KNOW what a perfect first-century family looked like, but I’m certain that Joseph and Mary didn’t fit the ideal. Joseph had no money. He had no safe place for his wife to give birth and no plausible explanation for her pregnancy. Their family was turned upside down before it even ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2018
The Nativity of the Lord – Christmas Mass During the Night (Traditional Christmas Biblical reading).
The third grade was staging their annual Christmas pageant. Finally it came time for the birth. Mary was hidden from the crowd by bales of hay. A boy appeared on stage, in a bathrobe with sandals, a stethoscope around his neck. He disappeared behind the hay bales, and reemerged with a bundle. He ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2018
Mary and Elizabeth offer us some insights into the disciplines and practices of the interior life.
1. The first is Prayer-- e.g. A brother said to Abba Anthony (Anthony of Egypt), "Pray for me." The old man [Anthony] said to him, "I will have no mercy upon you, nor will God have any, if you yourself do not make an effort and if you do not pray to God." (Ward 1975,3) And one of the Desert ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 9, 2017