Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The 12th Day of Christmas - Epiphany joy - a friend drops in

The Evening of the Epiphany, accompanied by Father Vernon Boyd (administrator of Good Shepherd Parish), I joined fellow Jesuits at the St. John Ogilvie Residence on Sunnyside Avenue as they gathered for supper and an exchange of simple gifts to recall the generosity of the Magi to the Christ Child.

Students from Africa & Madagascar experiencing the cold of a Canadian winter were recipients of thick socks, tuques, a scarf as Christmas gifts.
Some photos from the gathering:

Yesterday, Matthew Livingstone, a Jesuit scholastic whose family lives in Oxford Mills and who teaches philosophy and Catholic values at Campion College, University of Regina, dropped by for an opportunity to get caught up, celebrate Mass, drink lots of coffee and go for a walk.

But the wind was bitterly cold (not the dry cold of the west!), so our hike was a bit shorter than we had intended. At its close, we dropped in for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica and to admire the statues of the Magi newly added to the crib as well as the outdoor creche on Sussex Avenue:

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