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: A reflection for Christmas, based on the readings for the Mass at Midnight

By Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB Isaiah 9:1-6 | Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13 | Titus 2:11-14 | Luke 2:1-4 The promise can no longer be contained. Every day this week a messenger arrived "bearing glad tidings." Gabriel walked into the Holy of Holies and announced good news to Zechariah and Elizabeth: "Joy and gladness will … Continue reading CHRISTMAS: A reflection for Christmas, based on the readings for the Mass at Midnight