Category: Christmastide

The Name of Jesus Makes a Contemplative Man

Richard Rolle My favourite representative of devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus is the delightfully eccentric and utterly incandescent Richard Rolle, a mystic of...

Adoring the Silence of the Word

Mother Mectilde de Bar (1614-1698) belongs to the family of great mystics who, like Saint John of the Cross, are content to remain in darkness,...

The Passion of the Infant Christ

The Child in Egypt The name Egypt occurs three times in today’s gospel. “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt” (Mt...

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...