Friday, December 30, 2011
by Sister Laura Zelten
Follow that star!
When we think of the month of January, we often feel let down after the glitter and sparkle of the holidays. But before we can completely put away the decorations, finish up the parties and thank-you notes, resolve to drop a few pounds and settle into snow-covered roads and cold and dark nights, the stars of the season shine forth.
The January calendar reminds us of stars who have brightened the horizons of our lives with curiosity and wisdom, with courage and determination, with self-sacrifice and simplicity. Stars of hope and warmth these cold January days are: Mary the Mother of God, the Magi of Matthew's Gospel, St. John Neumann, St. Paul, St. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther King Jr. and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
May the celebration of the Epiphany on Jan. 8 and all the Saints of January give you reason for hope and happiness!
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