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Reflections

A Reflection for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

It’s not just the weather, the middle of the hot season in Ethiopia nor the date, January the 19th, that makes the Feast of the Epiphany in Ethiopia different from the Epiphany in the West. While it occurs twelve days after Christmas (January 7th here) , it’s not actually the end of the Christmas Season. Rather, it’s the beginning of its own season, the Season of the Epiphany, which lasts until shortly before Lent.

A Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family

The scripture readings for today highlight the importance of family life. Home is where our life journey begins and it is there that we learn to love and grow in faith and understanding. When we pray with scripture we see that the Holy Family experienced many trials and suffering, and this gives us hope in our own situation.

A Reflection for Christmas Day

My world was changed forever when I was told that I was going to have a child. My life took on a totally new direction and the many fears and concerns that arose were assuaged by the awe and wonder and gratitude that I felt. With my body I nourished the little being within me and in my heart knew that I would give my all to cherish and protect this gift-child for as long as I was able.