Looking To 2013

I love the pristine hopefulness of a new year. A New year has so many possibilities, so much potential and a whole 12 months of adventure in it. I shall make plans and enter into the New Year eagerly and energetically.  How will it turn out?  Will the New Year be a disaster, or success, or something in between? I resolve to cling tightly to my personal goals.  I plan to adhere to my healthy eating plan, geared to my issues with blood sugar, and my need to lose weight.  How?  I will combat the feelings of deprivation by pampering … Continue reading

12th Day of Christmas: Saint John Neumann, Saint Telesphorus, Pope and Martyr and Epiphany

12th Day of Christmas: St. John Neumann, Saint Telesphorus, Pope and Martyr St John Neumann knew 8 languages and was a huge promoter of parochial schools in the USA. –catholicculture.org According to St. Irenaeus, St. Telesphorus, who governed the Church from 126 to 136 during a period of violent persecution, suffered martyrdom for the faith. –ucatholic.com Fr. Z on the Epiphany In this life we know God only indirectly, by faith, our reason aided by the authority of revelation and by grace.  This is St. Paul’s “dark glass” (1 Cor 13:12) through which we peer toward Him in longing.  Christ … Continue reading