Christmastide 2021

Through the eyes of Luke

As we enter Christmas time, Luke unfolds the familiar story of the census, the birth in the stable and the angels appearing to the shepherds.

Resources for this season

There is a rich selection of Scripture readings over these next days. Kieran O’Mahony has put together a page of his and John Byrne’s reflections. see here.

More Resources for Reflection

Here are some resources specific to Christmas that I find supportive.

Only One Message

Richard Rohr offers a reflection for Christmas Eve entitled Only One Message. Read it in full here

Pray As You Go reflection

During the Pray-as-You-Go reflection tomorrow, they will invite you to step into the scene and hold the baby Jesus. For many people, this is a really powerful experience.
I definitely recommend trying to carve out some time to experience that moment.

A Christmas Prayer

Ilia Delio, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specialising in the area of science and religion offers a Christmas Prayer. Pray it here.

O Come, Emmanuel

The Piano Guys present this familiar hymn journeying with Mary as she anticipates the role her child will take on.

Styles of Meditation and Contemplation that may be of help in engaging with Scripture.