November 11, 2019

Tag - Epiphany

Opening Ourselves to the Epiphany

The Epiphany is one of the most important feasts of our liturgical calendar. It is so because the Epiphany is the implementation, the application of the Paschal Mystery, God’s plan of salvation into which He wishes to include everyone, Jew and...

Finding the One Our Hearts Seek

The 17th century English poet John Donne is best known for writing “No man is an island,” but he wrote many other things as well, including a story about a man searching for God; the story was Donne’s way of responding to the deep spiritual yearning...

God’s Message is Ever New

We know that the traditional names of the three wise men were Caspar, Balthasar, and Melchior.  There’s a legend that they were three different ages:  Caspar was a very young man, Balthasar was middle-aged, and Melchior was very old.  Supposedly...

The Meaning of Homage

The account from St. Matthew’s gospel (2:1-12) is rich, so rich that it requires symbols in order to carry its weight. Using the language of science or history or other secular sources simply cannot carry the burden of the message. The gravity of...

Living As Children Of The Light

Some years ago there was an interesting psychology experiment that became known as the “Good Samaritan Study.” The researchers stationed themselves near a pay phone and studied the people who used it. The first thing they noticed was that almost...

Seeing Things Differently

The Gospel account (Mt 2:1-12) for the Epiphany of the Lord… it’s all about seeing, about vision, about what holds our attention and captures our concerns. We’ve all heard expressions such as “Well, in the light of what you’ve just said I see things...

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