CHRISTMAS 2015: Reflection for Christmas

by¬†Joan Chittister, osb Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Isaiah 9:1-6 | Titus 2:11-14 | Luke 2:1-14 (Readings are for the Midnight Mass) In one of the early writings of the Desert Masters, the following tribute was recorded: "Abba Poemen said about Abbot Fior, that every single day he made a fresh beginning." The faith … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2015: Reflection for Christmas

CHRISTMAS 2014: Reflection for Christmas Day

by Ched Myers Isaiah 62:1-5 | Acts 13:16-17, 22-25 | Matthew 1:1-25 (Readings are for the Vigil Mass) As tempting as it may be, we ought not skip over those boring "begats" that form the prologue to Matthew's Christmas story. For this "family tree", despite rarely getting airtime in holiday pageantry, has a few surprises … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2014: Reflection for Christmas Day