What Mary teaches us about Advent

In one of the holiest places in Rockdale County–the crypt chapel at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit–hangs a lone icon of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. In the silence of that little room, these two striking figures give visitors a serene look filled with the quiet fortitude required for the Christian life. WhenContinue reading “What Mary teaches us about Advent”

Advent is a time to expect the unexpected

If I made a dime for every time someone said that our government should be Bible-based, I could open up a full college fund for my children. This kind of rhetoric always makes me wonder: If we were to govern with the Bible in mind, which part of the Bible would we choose? Would weContinue reading “Advent is a time to expect the unexpected”