by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/25/2013

in Christmas

Christmas–Cycle A
December 25, 2013

“…the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it.”
(John 1:5)



Splendor of God,

Wonder of Love,

Bright Flame,

Leaping from celestial heights
Impregnating whitened wax of woman,

To issue forth as LIGHT,

Piercing earthly darkness,

Refulgence, flickering in your dance of joy,

Delighted to be among us!


For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. How do the candles symbolize both Mary and Jesus?
  2. What properties of fire may also symbolize their lives?
  3. Sit quietly before a lit candle and let the Spirit speak to you through the words of the poem.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anitra ssjd December 26, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Dear Juliemarie; MANY thanks- our Internet finally back up after our Icestorm. you have a wonderful gift of words! Hope you had a Blessed Christmas—Have wonderful new Year! Love and prayers Anitra


Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND December 30, 2013 at 7:59 am

Anitra, may your New Year be filled many graces and blessing. Jm


Sister Kathleen Tobin December 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Thank you for the Welcome poem.


Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND January 2, 2014 at 11:08 am

Kathleen, you are WELCOME. You are today’s candle flame. Keep burning in your loving service. Jm


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