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Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to his Son if I do not also give birth to him in my time and my culture? This, then, is the fullness of time: When the Son of Man is begotten in us.

– Meister Eckhart, 1260-1328, German Dominican Mystic

Christmas Blessings

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Let us join our voices with the music of the angels this Christmas!

O Emmanuel – O God with Us

O Emmanuel, God with us, may we be ever more aware of your presence with us.

O Emmanuel, God with us, may we be ever more aware of your presence with us.

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and the Savior of them all, O come and save us, O Lord our God

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O Emmanuel, Come!

O Emmanuel, Come!

O Rex Gentium – O King of Nations

Jesus showed us his kingship as the Suffering Servant

Jesus lived out his kingship as the Suffering Servant

O King of the Nations and Desire of the all, you are the Cornerstone who makes both one. O come and save the creatures whom you fashioned out of clay.

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O Come, King of Nati

O Come, King of Nations!

Mystery in a Traffic Light

Life’s wonder and mystery can be discovered as easily at a traffic light as on a mountaintop.
• Ezra Bayda in Saying Yes to Life

Traffic light in Vatican City by statue of St. Catherine of Siena

Traffic light in Vatican City by statue of St. Catherine of Siena

Dominican Saint Martin de Porres

Saint Marin de Porres was well known for healing. He, a mestizo, never forgot his heritage and tended to the needs of the poor indigenous people of Lima. Once, after having been scolded by his superior for bringing an injured man to his room in the priory, he replied:

Forgive my error, and please instruct me, for I did not know that the precept of obedience took precedence over that of charity.

Statue of St. Martin de Porres found in Caleruega, Spain

Statue of St. Martin de Porres found in Caleruega, Spain

 

 

The Feast of Catherine of Siena

Statue of Catherine in the village of Siena, Italy

Statue of Catherine in the village of Siena, Italy

Today is the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena (Dominican Saint, born in 1347). She wrote, “Love transforms one into what one loves.” (Dialogue 60)

Reflections:

  • Into whom or what will we be transformed?
  • How would we like to be transformed?
  • What am I doing to “make it so”?