Tag Archives: Christmas

The Baby in Swaddling Cloths

This is an excerpt from The Infancy Narratives: Jesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVI: Mary wrapped the child in swaddling cloths. Without yielding to sentimentality, we may imagine with what great love Mary approached her hour and prepared for … Continue reading

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The Elderly Who Are Isolated and Abandoned

Posted at Catholic Insight As I walked through the lobby of the assisted living facility, I saw him again – the elderly gentleman whom I had greeted three hours earlier. Had he been there all morning? I wondered. I was … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas From My Home To Yours

Almighty God and Father of light, a Child is born for us and a  Son is given to us.  Your eternal Word leaped down from heaven in the silent watches of the night, and now your Church is filled with … Continue reading

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Lighting My Lamp and Keeping It Lit

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah in today’s Morning Prayer is: “There is no need to be afraid; in five days our Lord will come to us.” When I first read that prayer, my initial reaction was “five days?  … Continue reading

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The Advent Spirit

I think it’s pretty safe to say that this time of the year is stressful for most women.  By nature, we’re givers, nurturers, organizers, homemakers; the ones who pay attention to little details, and the ones for whom hospitality is … Continue reading

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Loving The Forgotten Ones

This week, M expressed a very clear desire to commit suicide, including the method of ending life.  Racked with pain, deteriorating health, loneliness and a lack of familial, spiritual and friendly support, M has had enough of life. Canadian statistics … Continue reading

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