Advent’s First Week: It Is Better to Light One Candle

December days are short, hemmed in darkness. Grateful for a new liturgical year with its wisdom of waiting and preparation, we place new candles in the old Advent wreath. We light the first candle. Just the first. In silence, preparing to read the first scripture of the season, an old proverb rises in the heart: … Continue reading Advent’s First Week: It Is Better to Light One Candle

St. Joseph, The Silent Knight

"Christians have always held the man in fascination," writes theologian Scott Hahn in "Silent Knight, Holy Knight," a chapter in his book, Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does). "The New Testament begins by telling the events of salvation from his point of view.  Some of history's greatest minds have … Continue reading St. Joseph, The Silent Knight