Tag Archive: Christmas

When All Other Lights Have Failed: The Christmas Message and The Lord of the Rings

Read this eloquent piece about how the questioned posed by Frodo, “What are we holding on to?”, is answered in the form of the Christ Child at Christmas.

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Sacred Chalice, Blooming Staff: The Legend of the Glastonbury Thorn

Learn about the coming of Christianity to Britain as retold in the legends of Joseph of Arimathea, who is said to have brought both the Glastonbury Thorn and the Holy Grail to the western isles.

Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar

A short story bringing to life the first pilgrimage of the Christian Faith: the journey of the Wise Men to find the Christ Child.

Following the Light: An Epiphany Reflection

Fr. Frank Sacks, Chaplain of the Mother Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, MD, shares this reflection about the search of the Wise Men for the Christ Child and the meaning of the Epiphany in our own stories of conversion.

Yule on the Quest: A Lord of the Rings Fan-Fiction Story

“Joy bubbled up in Frodo as he traveled on. This was just like home! It was that real, even though many of the faces were different. The love he saw in those eyes and those smiles was the same.” (Rated: G)

Birth of a Prince

“The child now is on its way, but where shall poor young mother lay?”

The Inside Is Bigger Than the Outside: A Christmas Thought from Narnia for Our World Too

Read this essay about how C.S. Lewis portrayed Christmas in The Chronicles of Narnia as the beginning of spring, and the ending of the ancient evil.

An Answered Longing

“‘Hail thou Full of Grace!’ With terror in his hand and hope upon his brow, the Messenger did stand…”