On December 10, I received a phone call saying my brother-in-law, Cozz Regele, had died. He and my sister, Colleen, had been married for 59 years, raised 7 children and have 20 grandchildren. My mind rolled back many happy memories of Cozz; one tangible one was that he had given me his two Baltimore Catechisms from his grade school days at St. Mary Church, Metamora, Illinois.
As Advent nears completion and Christmas is upon us let’s take a moment to reflect on what it all means. For me, Advent is the most special time of year. Filled with hope, anticipation, the first snows, Vespers in the early darkness and wonderful readings from Isaiah all capture the time before the arrival of Jesus, ever anew in our hearts. Continue Reading
By Sr. Ruth Ksycki, OSB
Have you ever experienced the total darkness when the electricity goes off in a storm? You stand in a moment of panic and grope about for candles or a flashlight. Then the questions come one after another: How will I fix food or do laundry? How will I open the garage door? Ohhh! No TV or radio!