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The Absurdity of the Christmas Feast

little treelittle silent Christmas treeyou are so littleyou are more like a flower who found you in the green forestand were you very sorry to come away?see          i will comfort youbecause you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool barkand hug you safe and tightjust as your mother would,only don’t be afraid look          the…

Christmas Wonder

The Surprise Party Christmas appears like a midnight surpriseAngels ignite shadowy skies.A voice heard in the winter cold,“God is young but man is old.” Joseph and Mary put to the testTired and aching but nowhere to rest.The cold winter wearies like a constant thresh.A virgin gives birth to God’s Word made flesh The great reverse…

Primary Wonder

Historically, Advent was a solemn time of preparation for the sacred Feast of the Nativity. We begin by reflecting on the coming of the Lord, even as we face dark themes of judgment and our own deaths. Oddly, this meditation is not for gloom but prepares the heart for joy. It helps to awaken to…

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar He will come like last leaf’s fall.One night when the November windhas flayed trees to bone, and earthwakes choking on the mould,the soft shroud’s folding. He will come like the frost.One morning when the shrinking earthopens on mist, to find itselfarrested in the netof alien, sword-set beauty. He will come like dark.One evening…

St. Patrick’s Breastplate – Rewards of God

Stanza 6 Today I interpose all these powers between myselfAnd every harsh pitiless power which may come against my body and my soul,Against the predictions of false prophets,Against the black laws of paganism,Against the crooked laws of heretics,Against the encirclement of idolatry,Against the spells of women and smiths and druids,Against every knowledge which harms a…