The Passion of the Infant Christ

by Caryll Houselander I first heard of Caryll Houselander when her reflections would pop up at the end of the daily readings in Magnificat. I don't think there has been even one of her reflections that didn't speak to me and escape being torn out and taped into my prayer journal. I bought two of…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 24

Mary aka the Blessed mother Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               Mary was a holy woman and wife of Joseph.  The angel Gabriel appeared to her and asked her if she would be God’s mother.  She said yes and the Holy Spirit overshadowed her and put the little God-baby in her…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 23

Saint Joseph Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               Joseph was a holy man who descended from King David and was married to Mary who was pregnant with Jesus.  He wasn’t the most talkative of fellas, but he listened to God and kept his little Holy Family safe and protected.   For…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 22

Saint John the Baptist Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               John the Baptist was born to an elderly priest and his wife.  He grew up, started baptizing people and told them to repent because God was coming.  God did come, to the Jordan where John was baptizing and God was baptized…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 21

The Maccabees Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               A wicked Greek man named Antiochus Epiphanes came to power and tried to undo all the hard work of the Returnees.  He destroyed the wall they’d built, desecrated the temple and ordered that any found copies of the Torah were to be…