Interpreting Dreams

Epiphany House Blessing

Has God spoke to you through a dream? Lisa’s recent dream has us thinking He has a message for us. . . . → Read More: Interpreting Dreams

Giving Epiphany a Little Respect


Epiphany is the Rodney Dangerfield of Christian holidays. It gets no respect; most of us are done celebrating Christmas by New Year’s Day. However, beginning with the Annunciation, so much of the liturgical calendar is pointing directly at Epiphany. Let’s take a look at how we get there in 10 easy steps. . . . → Read More: Giving Epiphany a Little Respect

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, the Gifts Keep Coming

The Last Supper, fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1480.

On this third day of Christmas, Holy Mother Church gives us more gifts to unwrap today – the feast of St. John the Apostle, the “eagle of theology,” and the symbolism between three French hens, the wisemen, and Epiphany. . . . → Read More: On the 3rd Day of Christmas, the Gifts Keep Coming

Adoration of the Magi

Happy Epiphany!

This is the cover of the English-language January 2012 edition of Magnificat. It features “Adoration of the Magi,” an illumination from the Hours of Henry VIII, Tours, France, circa 1500.

©  The Pierpont Morgan Library / Art Resource / Scala, Florence

I found the commentary by Pierre-Marie Dumont quite enlightening:

“In the fourth century, Byzantine art begins to differentiate the ages of the Magi; the first becomes an old man with a long white beard; the second a mature man with a brown beard; the third a clean-shaven young man. Early in the eleventh century the names of the Magi appear in tandem with their . . . → Read More: Adoration of the Magi

The Purpose of A Journey is its Destination

A Bumper Sticker Society

It’s the journey, not the destination.

Our society loves to churn out bumper sticker philosophies, doesn’t it? Someone coins a phrase, someone screens a t-shirt; and bing, bang, boom a life philosophy is born. I’ll admit that at first blush, that phrase has a certain existential charm, an overall “groovy” feel to it. In my 20′s, that type of thinking dovetailed nicely with my other guiding philosophies – party like it’s 1999 and it’s all good!

At some point along my aimless journey, God, infinite in patience and mercy, revealed to me that my philosophies needed tweaking. For instance, a journey without a destination is oxymoronic. The whole purpose of a . . . → Read More: The Purpose of A Journey is its Destination