Worth Revisiting: Finding Christ’s Joy In My Deepest Wounds

“In my deepest wound, I saw your glory and it dazzled me.”- Saint Augustine. Most people assume they will automatically feel cheerful during Christmas.  Not only does the Church celebrate the birth of our Saviour with joy, secular society also promotes the idea that everybody is happy during this season, bombarding us with images in the media…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Finding Christ’s Joy In My Deepest Wounds

Small Success Thursday: Sleep Apena

        Better late than never right? I wrote a post on the feast of St. Stephen for Boxing Day before my brain realized it was Thursday, then my brain shut down late at night and refused to coöperate by writing another post. I am fascinated by the fact that the Church celebrates the death…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: Sleep Apena

Why Boxing Day is the Feast of the Martyr St. Stephen

Why would the Church celebrate the death of a martyr the day after Christmas?Remember the old English carol Good King Wenceslaus?  St. Stephen’s charity is the reason for the songs and customs which have become the traditional way of celebrating his feast. The old English carol Good King Wenceslaus celebrates how King Wenceslaus went out on St. Stephen’s day to…… Continue reading Why Boxing Day is the Feast of the Martyr St. Stephen

Sharing in the Joy at Christmas

Simeon’s Moment by Ron DiCianni © 2013. Image used by Permission http://www.TapestryProductions.com The infant Jesus blessed everyone who met Him. The artist Ron DiCianni captures this truth in his painting, Simeon’s Moment. We can share in that same mystery this Christmas Season if we remain open and humble in the Presence of God in the form…… Continue reading Sharing in the Joy at Christmas

Pentatonix: Singing With Joy

Pentatonix has a Christmas video that inspiring and full of joy and life. Their music is pure gift, a surprising gift, sung from their hearts, for the hearts of their listeners. Angels We Have hear on High, as sung a cappella by this group is powerful; they took me by surprise and moved me to tears…… Continue reading Pentatonix: Singing With Joy

Anticipating His Birth: The Magnificat

Magnificat My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me; and holy is His name. And His mercy is…… Continue reading Anticipating His Birth: The Magnificat