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Advent Silence

Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem likely inclued times of contemplative silence. Sara invites us to consider the importance of this practice in our own lives.
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The Heart of Advent

Similar to Mary and Joseph, I will be asked to see and experience the God of the universe coming to meet me wearing an unlikely disguise. Mary and Joseph met God as a vulnerable infant. You and I will meet God as a simple piece of unleavened bread.
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Newborn Wonder

Christmas Wonderings

When each of my three children were born and the midwife lifted them up for me to see and placed them on my chest all I could do was stare at them and whisper, “Oh my God. Oh my God.” This was the only prayer I could formulate and articulate: a prayer of thanksgiving, of amazement, and disbelief at the tiny, heartbreakingly beautiful little person we were blessed to be entrusted with. The night of the first Christmas, before the heavenly host sang their Gloria, before the shepherds hurried to Bethlehem, and before the wise men brought their gifts, there…

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The Light Has Come

Laura Ercolino writes about suffering and sorrow during this season expected to be filled with joy and celebration. She reminds us that the Light has come.
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