A Bright Lesson from Christmas Depression

A Bright Lesson from Christmas Depression

“But a natural desire cannot be in vain.” Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae VIDEO FOLLOWED BY DISTINCT WRITTEN REFLECTION For those of us with some length of life experience, Christmas comes to be associated with suffering—whether our own or that of others we know....
Post Christmas Blues?

Post Christmas Blues?

“Origen contended that the naming of specific holy days was done only for the sake of the ‘unitiated’ and ‘beginners’ who were not yet capable of celebrating the ‘eternal festival’.” Josef Pieper, In Tune with the World: A Theory of Festivity I always find...
Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues

The Christmas season can be very challenging. Socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically. How we view this season is colored by our subjective experiences of it. For some the very thought of the season evinces pain, or at least melancholy. For others—often...

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