Christmas

The Light of Christ — The True Light — Beckons Us to Burn For Love!

“The True Light …was coming into the world. …to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God…” (John 1: 9, 12) We are to burn, to be consumed, as hot wax closest to the candlelight. For four weeks in Advent we burn down the violet and…

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Books for the Catholics on Your List: 5 Keepsakes, 5 Classics, & 5 Good Stories + Bonus suggestions

What kinds of books do I like to read, and what makes a good Christmas present? I like keepsake kinds of books, I like spiritual classics, and I like a good story… I’m offering this list to see if there’s something on it that might be of interest for your Christmas shopping needs. (I also…

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Sheer Grace: A Savior Who Enters Our Dust So That He May Be Our Glory

A few of my close friends know that I am immersed in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and much of my recent meditation and reflection has been around the my own need for God, and my need for a savior. The word that keeps coming up for me  is what God said to Adam…

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God Became Man – my latest article at Catholic Digest

Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith.” (CCC, 463) As Catholics, we profess our belief in the Incarnation in the Nicene Creed: Jesus Christ “came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” The Incarnation is…

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I write for Catholic Digest; Make this your easiest-to-give Christmas present…

For a few years now, I’ve been privileged to be a columnist in the Catholic Digest. My space is “From the Catechism”. (I always thought it should be called “The Pat in the Cat” — but I’m grateful to my editor, not only for the work each month, but for her good taste in not…

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A White Christmas in New England…

        Taking a little blogging break! See you in the New Year!

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This makes me think…. about the magnitude of Christ’s gift to us

“O Deity eternal, O high eternal Deity, O sovereign, eternal Father, O ever-burning fire!… What do Your bounty and Your grandeur show? The gift You have given to man. And what gift have You given? Your whole self, O eternal Trinity. And where did You give Yourself? In the stable of our humanity, which had…

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