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ADVENT/CHRISTMAS 2015

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Jeanne d'Arc
JULES BASTIEN-LEPAGE (1848-1884)

1879

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.

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The Night of the Soul

SAINT THÉRÈSE DE LISIEUX

(1873-1897)

 

 

This season's words from our saints are excerpted from L'Histoire d'une Âme by Saint Thérèse de Lisieux. Born in Alençon in the Orne department of Normandy in France, and christened Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin, she joined the Carmelite order at Lisieux, also in Normandy, at the young age of 15. She died there of tuberculosis at the age of 24. Her spiritual autobiography was published quickly thereafter, in 1898. Canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI and declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1997, Thérèse's feast is celebrated annually on October 1 (October 3 in the Melkite Rite). She is a patroness of both France and Russia, in addition to missionaries, sufferers from HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, and those grieving the loss of their parents.

 

 

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St. Buadan's Boat

An essay on travels through County Donegal, Ireland, by Mary R. Finnegan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Padim Ciço: Questioning the

Plantation System

An essay on the Brazilian priest and social justice activist Cícero Romão Batista (1871-1934), by Plínio Tadeu de Góes, Jr. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

 

 

The Most Holy Name

An essay on the moment of a loved one's death, by Anne Wilson of La Mesa, California, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Our Lady of the Sea

A poem by Joseph R.G. Anderson of San Francisco, California, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Lot's Wife

A poem by Jared Barkan of New York City. Posted 29 November 2015.

 

 

A Simple Sacristan

A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Light

A poem by James Como of New York City. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Gluttony: The

Warm Sin

An essay on our ways of relating to food and the natural world by Christopher Killheffer of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

 

Granite Road

Part I of a four-part poetic work, From Here On: Four Sunday Drives by Don Thompson of Buttonwillow, California, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Kneeling at the Window on

the Eve of Christ's Nativity

A poem by Ann Applegarth of Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Encounter in

Colmar (Parts I & II)

A short story by Leon Kortenkamp of Belmont, California, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

At the Hour of Our Death

A short story by Gracjan Kraszewski of Starkville, Mississippi, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Cradle

A poem by Kevin Bezner of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

Ghost Hunting

A poem by C.F. Helms of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Posted 25 November 2015.

 

 

The House on

Humility Street

An excerpt from the book

of the same title (1943) by American priest Martin W. Doherty (1899-1973) of both Chicago and western Oregon, on memories from his time as a young seminarian at the North American College in Rome.

 

 

 

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