Making a Castle, This Time of Year

Making a Castle, This Time of Year

“At this time of the year–the Christmas and New Year time–I am seldom out of my Castle. For the associations of the season seem to hold me there, and the precepts of the season seem to teach me that it is well to be there.” Charles Dickens, in...
The Wisdom of the Magi

The Wisdom of the Magi

What can we learn from the Magi, and from the stars above us? On the traditional culmination of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Epiphany, here is my meditation posted at Catholic Exchange: What Stars Can Teach Us. John CuddebackHusband, father, and professor of...
The Window of the New Year

The Window of the New Year

“On New Year’s Eve, at about quarter to twelve o’clock at night, the master of the house and all that are with him go about from room to room opening every door and window, however cold the weather be, for thus, they say, the old year and its burdens...
The Wednesday Before Christmas

The Wednesday Before Christmas

As my family prepares for Christmas I think of the many people with whom I have been able to be in contact through Bacon from Acorns: old friends and new friends, and people I haven’t met in the flesh. It is a blessing and an honor for me to be in contact with you,...

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