"Christmas never stops tugging at us, as this igNation series illustrates in its seasonal exploration of that strange dance between religion and popular culture and deeply grafted traditions, expectations, and associations. This is the time of year when sentimentalism overpowers even the most auster
"There is one Epiphany, but there are an infinite number of epiphanies. Each of us encounters Christ in ways that are unique to us"
This 10th day of igNation's 12 Days of Christmas arrives in the form on T.S. Eliot's famous poem.
"In a way, the decision of the rich young man makes sense. He doesn’t have the benefit of 2000 years of hindsight behind him. Selling all that he has would mean that he would be stuck with the decision of following Jesus. What if Jesus was rejected? What if Jesus was killed?"
On this 8th day of igNation's 12 Days of Christmas a poem about the magic of one new born baby.
On this 7th Day of IgNation's 12 Days of Christmas, a modern Christmas song invites controversy.
"Pope Francis' message underlines how political responsibility belongs to all citizens, especially those given the mandate to protect and to govern."
and now for New year's Eve something completely different. Enjoy!
"Great anxiety. That’s a normal and common response to any situation where a child is missing. That frantic search happens very often in our world and there can be many reasons for the child’s disappearance "
Fan of Handel's Hallelujah chorus or not, igNation invites you to take a look at a rather unique performance,
With lyrics by St. Jean de Brebeuf, SJ, The Huron Carl is Canada's oldest Christmas song.
A what if "poem" for this Christmas start to the112 Days of Christmas igNation style.
"There is a challenge in receiving the light of Christ. We cannot be mere passive recipients of that light. We are called to become light for others. Alone, we each may be only a single light. Joined together in the light of Christ, we can illuminate and transform our world."
"Trust in the constancy of God’s gifting of God’s very Self to the world. The kind of trust to which Thomas Keating referred when he wrote: “when you trust that we are all part of something beautiful beyond our wildest imagination, you will find healing”."
An original 0 antiphon. The O Antiphons, also known as The great Os are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. They are also used as the Alleluia verses on the same days in the post-1970 form of the Catholic Mass.
"Advent teaches us about patience and hope, the foundations of faith. Advent is the kindling of faith. A sign, a star, appeared in the east and the Magi went on a quest to find and hail this new Saviour, becoming the first in a long line of sinners to “find Jesus”."
"Advent’s wakefulness is not mere a movement in our hearts. It must make us alert to all that is happening around us. "
"Many successful women and men show us that our life path doesn’t have to be dull or achieved by just-falling-into-something. Donna Strickland shows us that it starts with our passions and dreams."
"We are celebrating Thanksgiving Day. It's a day to focus on gratitude. But it's not the only day for us to live that attitude."