Epiphany of Joy

Epiphany is a Greek word meaning phenomenon, appearance, making clear, or the dawning of an unexpected light. For an interlude between Christ’s birth and baptism, we celebrate the visit of the Magi, three wise men from the East. We call them wise because they recognized that a star led to an Infant King, one worthier than any earthly monarch. By instinct and a dream, they refuted a dark ruler of evil design and protected the new born and His family. They brought gifts, valuable and symbolic: gold to honor His Kingship, frankincense as a sign that He is God, and myrrh foreshadowing His death and subsequent resurrection. We add them to our crèche, opulent in dress and royal in manner, somehow at home in the lowly manger with shepherds and sheep, and a child asleep on a bed of hay. Epiphany – a day when God opened his arms to all mankind and graciously invited us to belong to Him.

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May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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