Jesus was God’s gift of love to the world. If you would appreciate His character, Observe that of His mother.
Jesus is Mary’s child,
And thus in Him there is no harshness or haughtiness or anything but love.
We wish you love this Christmas season.
Sisters Rosemarie Greco, DW
and the Wisdom House community
Text: from The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of
Saint Louis de Monfort’s Contemplation on Divine Wisdom,
#118, Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Cover image: The Madonna of Einsedeln, Switzerland.
Photo credit: Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP
Seeing our lives as a unit and living wholistically was the theme of a recent retreat at Wisdom House. With the Farm House as the setting, this group of women experienced a weekend of personal spiritual renewal. The weekend was facilitated by Judith Erhman Shapiro.
The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates two miracles – a great Jewish military victory and a miraculous supply of oil for the Temple.
We celebrate Hanukkah – also called the Festival of Lights – for eight days. The Hanukkahmenorah holds nine candles, one for each of the eight nights and an additional candle that’s used to light the others. One candle is lit on the first night, two on the second night, until all eight candles are lit on the eighth night. Hanukkah is a time to celebrate with family and friends, to eat holiday treats, to give gifts (especially to children) and to play the dreidel game.
Hanukkah will be celebrated from December 6 – 14, 2015