New Year’s Eve: What a great time to be reminded, as St. John writes in the gospel passage we heard at Mass today, ‘from his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace…’
Monthly Archives: December 2013
As 2013 draws to a close…there’s time for one more ‘Old Year’ gathering of bloggers at RAnn’s place for Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival. You’re invited to share some holiday cheer with several different writers there …
We had breakfast with a nun from Hanoi this morning.
A big part of our family got together for a Christmas celebration last night…and as I looked around the room at the three generations of Schroeders assembled…I was moved to consider what a blessing it is to have a loving family. Not a perfect family — not by a long shot. But certainly, a loving family. And in that love we share, we are witness to the greatest gift of all: God’s love for each of us.
I suspect it’s something like what filled Mary’s heart, when she first cradled her precious child. And so once again, I give thanks for the gift that children (and parents and grandchildren) are in my life.
Merry Christmas to all!
This time of year, the stars seem especially bright.
It’s almost as if the sky is clearer…and the heavens are closer to earth… than they are in the summertime.
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…leaving just enough time for bloggers to gather ’round and share their stories by the fire. There’s a warm hearth for just that purpose at RAnn’s place for Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival. Stop on by if you have a moment…
We’re about to celebrate Christmas, not Thanksgiving – but even so, pilgrims have been very much on my mind today.
It was dark when I first stepped out of the house this morning. Really dark.
I spent the eve of Gaudete Sunday with a curiously joyful Christian community – my Kairos brothers at the Medium Security Unit in Chester.
Another week zooms by – Gaudete Sunday is coming up – and that means it’s time for another blogger conclave at RAnn’s place for Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival. Let’s see what’s in store…