Epiphany: Christ's Light in the World

By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

I remember  being on the bus, January 5, returning to school after a Christmas holiday with my family. It struck me as I opened my diary that the following day was Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany. “Surely school would not be opening after the Christmas break, on the Feast of the Epiphany,” I reasoned. (I am sure my concern did not reflect the meaning of the feast but rather on not having school.) “The Sisters would surely not hold school on such an important feast day … second only to Christmas, Epiphany is regarded by some as even more important than Christmas.”

A check with my friend’s calendar, however, assured me that indeed, sadly, we would have school on January 6. Continue Reading