Frassati Reflection: What Are You Looking For?

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said … More Frassati Reflection: What Are You Looking For?

Frassati Reflection: Advent and the Dark Night of the Soul

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Today’s saint, St. John of the Cross, is known for his writings on the “dark night of the soul.” He was a man of prayer who was intimately close to God; however, he suffered a great deal throughout his life as he attempted to reform the Carmelite order. St. John, … More Frassati Reflection: Advent and the Dark Night of the Soul

Frassati Reflection: Hope in the Darkness

Originally published at Frassati Reflections. And out of gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see. —Isaiah 29:18 Throughout this season of Advent, amid the cold and lingering darkness, we seek out light. We surround ourselves with flickering lights that gleam amidst the night, reminders of hope and beauty even in the darkest … More Frassati Reflection: Hope in the Darkness

Frassati Reflection: At Midnight, in Bethlehem, in Piercing Cold

Originally published at Frassati Reflections. Today begins the St. Andrew Christmas Novena, also called the Christmas Anticipation Prayer. I first heard about this tradition a few years ago, and it’s a really beautiful prayer: Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin … More Frassati Reflection: At Midnight, in Bethlehem, in Piercing Cold