Advent, Christmas, New Year’s. It is natural to assess one’s happiness this time of year.
You can see the deepening of faith in the eyes. I was thinking that Sunday while chatting with Sr. Trish Erickson at the Carmelite monastery in Hudson. I interviewed Sr. Trish in 2015, before her first profession of vows; she will profess her final vows in April. Sr. Trish was a pleasure to speak with …
Last week during our staff meeting, Marcy, Anita and I were talking about Christmas. We commented on people’s demeanor, and agreed many of the people we are encountering are just not in a good mood.
During the early ‘80s, when I moonlighted as a disc jockey at a country music station in Rapid City, South Dakota, my Advent was defined by one song and Christmas by another.
As Lent is a time for renewal and new beginnings, the Catholic Herald is going to use this season to start a new feature beginning with the issue of Feb. 26.