This is a guest post by Sr. Jean Hopman, O.S.U. In a flash, at a trumpet crash, I am all at once what Christ is, since he was what I am. —Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Wreck of the Deutschland Christmas is a season which extends through Epiphany. Spend time over the next days and weeks [...]
This is a guest post by Sr. Jean Hopman, O.S.U. Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel. – Isaiah 7:14 As this Advent season draws to a close, reflect on how Jesus has come to birth in you.
This is a guest post by Sr. Jean Hopman, O.S.U. O come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of humankind; O bid our sad divisions cease, And be for us our king of peace. -from a 9th c. Latin hymn Since earliest times, Christians have placed their hope in the Child of Bethlehem. [...]
We have long expected you, Jesus. May we recognize you when you appear in our lives, day after day. Help us prepare our hearts for you, hour by hour. “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” Come, thou long-expected Jesus, Born to set thy people free; From our fears and sins release us; Let us find our rest [...]