Category: Christmastide 2015

Innocence Restored

For the Feast of the Holy Innocents Those for whom I wrote and prayed this prayer will understand it. Many people suffer well into adulthood...

Wreathe the Door of Thy Heart

December 26 Saint Stephen the Protomartyr The painting is by Blessed Fra Angelico (1400-1455). Blessed Fra Angelico’s paintings are theological; they are a holy preaching...

The grace of the mystery is not past

Mother Mectilde de Bar (1614-1698) gave this Chapter conference on 17 December 1671. I share it for those who may be looking for a text...

One must burn with love

In her conference for the Vigil of Christmas 1694, Mother Mectilde de Bar emphasizes that the Incarnation is God’s gratuitous expression of love for each...