CHRISTMAS 2015: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, December 27

by Mary Lou Kownacki, osb Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 | Colossians 3:12-21 | Luke 2:41-52 The gospel for the feast of the Holy Family reminds me of a short story, "Soul Murder," by David Manet. In the story, a man witnesses a mother being cruel to one of her little … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2015: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, December 27

CHRISTMAS 2013: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 29

by Megan McKenna Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 | Colossians 3:12-21 | Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 "Who are we drawing into the circle of God?" For us, just days after the child is born, danger appears. Oh, the book of Sirach seeks with folk wisdom in the culture of the Jewish family to teach what the commandment "Honor … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2013: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 29