The Wise Men and Ourselves

The Wise Men and Ourselves

Let’s be honest: in a merely human sense, these “wise ones” had to have been disappointed at first in what they found. Theirs was a dream of finding a new world order, a solution to the troubling times of their world, but they found a poor couple rejected by their family and society, nursing and protecting an infant among animals. The wise ones looked for a new power—they were told they would find a king—and they found a baby and a poor couple living on the edge of society. Put yourself in their shoes: their hearts must have sunk as they approached the scene. Their disappointment must have been palpable.

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Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

It’s a cold day here this feast day—perfect day to recall our patron’s “burning zeal”! Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us. COLLECT: O God, who crowned with the gift of true faith Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s burning zeal to find you, grant by her intercession and example that we may always seek you with diligent love and find you in daily service with sincere faith. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Learn more about Saint Elizabeth at her Shrine website.

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The Enduring Message of Christmas

The Enduring Message of Christmas

We don’t live in a world where all is calm and all is bright . . . But still, there is something about this feast that every year draws us in. …The very fact of the Incarnation simply means that God—the light of God—now shines in the human experience. We are now a people of hope. We are now a people of joy.

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