Malinda K. Reese and the Feast of the Epiphany 2023

Today’s Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the revelation of the Incarnation of God, as the child Jesus, to the gentile nations. The¬†Gospel of Mathew¬†(Mt 2: 1-12) speaks of distinguished foreigners Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior, as they traveled to the home of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Three travelers bearing gifts to a Child whose future mission they cannot comprehend. A mission which resulted in excruciating death and glorious resurrection. The beautiful Church of the Incarnation in Montefrio, Spain was the setting for Ms. Malinda K. Reese’s singing of the 1300 year old Latin Rite monastic hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” … Continue reading Malinda K. Reese and the Feast of the Epiphany 2023

Whose Star Do We Follow?

St. Thomas, in his Summa Theologiae, has a wonderful meditation on today’s Solemnity of the Epiphany. He says that “Salvation was to be through Christ and apply to all sorts and conditions of men because in Christ Jesus there cannot be Greek or Jew, slave and free man. In order that this should be foreshadowed in Christ’s birth, he was made known to men and women of all conditions, because as St. Augustine says, the shepherds were Israelites, the Magi were Gentiles, the first were near, the latter from afar: both hastened to Christ the cornerstone…. The Magi were wise … Continue reading Whose Star Do We Follow?