Advent

On The First Day of Christmas or: “When the world’s party has ended, ours has just begun.”

It all comes to an abrupt and undramatic end on Christmas Day. All the decorations in the stores magically disappear and the horrible music mercifully ceases. That is when Christmas actually begins. Christmas Day is…the First Day of Christmas. We have twelve days of feasting and celebration. When the world’s party has ended, ours has […]

Distraction is a poor master…

—from the blog post Connected to What’s Real by Jenny Uebbing whose blog is called Mama Needs Coffee (I especially like the parts/phrases below that I highlighted in red.) I’m sitting in the silence of the post-bedtime hurricane, surveying the damage of the living room and feeling the tug towards a screen, but choosing often to […]

A Candle is Worth a Thousand Years

In time for the final Sunday of Advent is this audio clip from earlier this week on Relevant Radio’s The Drew Mariani Show. Drew’s guest, Fr. Nicholas Federspiel, talks about the Advent Wreath and the Advent teachings of Fr. Alfred Delp. “In a half an hour I’ll know more than you do.” —Fr. Alfred Delp (as told by Drew […]