Late in the evening of December 8, 2020, Sister Fabian entered into the embrace of the Heavenly Father. It was a feast day that was particularly dear to Sister, celebrating Mary, the Mother of God. Surely, Sister Fabian was welcomed … Continue reading
One thing I accomplished in 2020 was completing a 1,000 – piece puzzle I received from my parents for Christmas in 2019.
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
Happy New Year to each and every one of you!
Today is special for the Sisters because we are called the Sisters of St. Basil the Great and this is his Feast. He died on Jan. 1, 379 A.D. Continue reading
I’m certain that everyone in the world is ready to say “goodbye” to 2020, but this pandemic has not stopped SS. Peter and Paul parishioners from continuing to do the Lord’s work.
VATICAN CITY — The image of baby Jesus nestled in the manger is a much-needed reminder during the pandemic that God gives the world the gift of hope in troubled times, Pope Francis said.
Meeting with delegations from Castelli in Italy’s Abruzzo region and from Kocevje, Slovenia — responsible, respectively, for the Nativity scene and Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square — the pope said that Christmas “reminds us that Jesus is our peace, our joy, our strength, our comfort.”
“But, to receive these gifts of grace, we need to feel small, poor and humble like the characters of the Nativity scene. Even in this Christmas, amid the suffering of the pandemic, Jesus — small and defenseless — is the ‘sign’ that God gives to the world,” he said Dec. 11. Continue reading
Christmas is a time of remembering. I usually don’t share my personal memories, because they are personal…and I think maybe no one will be able to Continue reading
In the mid-1960s, I was a young Sister teaching at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic School in Bridgeport, Conn. Continue reading
A very long time ago during the 1930s, before extensive, creative and extravagant Christmas decorating of house and lawn, our family home got a lot of attention. Continue reading
Each year on Christmas Eve, I post one of my favorite“Calvin and Hobbes” comic strips on social media.
It was originally published in newspapers on Dec. 24, 1989, and features Calvin and his stuffed animal tiger — Continue reading
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
We are called to celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during
2020, the year of the worldwide pandemic of the Covid 19 virus. God has given us his Child born in the manger as the greatest gift of all time. It is through the gift of his son that we are given strength and hope to survive the losses and overcome all evil and darkness of the past year.
During the past year, we have become painfully aware of the most important parts of life that we often take for granted. The 1946 “It’s a Wonderful Life” Christmas classic movie with Jimmy Stewart captures the way he was made aware of the importance of his life, something he took for granted. It was filmed when Jimmy Stewart and the world were returning to normal after the dark time of the Second World War. Besides being on television, it is showing in theaters again.