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

NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015: Reflection for New Year’s Day, World Day of Peace, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1

by Arturo Chavez Numbers 6:22-27 | Galatians 4:4-7 | Luke 2:16-21 Mary treasured all these things and reflected on them in her heart. (Lk 2:19) As we begin a new year, we turn to our Blessed Mother for a blessing. As our Lady of Peace, I'm sure she would use Moses' familiar words, "May God look upon you … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015: Reflection for New Year’s Day, World Day of Peace, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1