Epiphany Association


August 2020: Becoming Little Words in the Divine Word

Being attentive to every epiphany of the mystery in our own and others’ lives enables us to see ourselves in a new way—not as cogs in the machine of an impersonal cosmos but as little words in the Divine Word. This sign of epiphanic living helps us to remember who we most deeply are, however often we

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July 2020: Habitats of Holiness

Once, at the start of a family picnic, when my then five-year-old niece seemed to have disappeared from the yard, I asked my brother to give me a minute to find her. I believed she might have gone to her “secret place.” I had the privilege of having its location divulged to me, her “favorite aunt.” There

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June 2020: Two Ways of Knowing God

In the two-thousand-year treasury of spiritual literature, we find two main streams that point us to different yet complementary ways of knowing and loving God. The first is cataphatic or the way of affirmation of what we can see and know of God through our senses and reason, aided by faith. This is the via positiva represented

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May 2020: Spirit of Fire and Light

The Holy Spirit, our “Advocate” (Jn 14:26), is the Director of all directors, who guides our life’s formation as a whole. The Spirit breathes courage in us when we feel powerless; bestows peace on us when we feel afflicted; and restores hope when we are beset by doubt and despair. When we cannot pray as we ought,

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April 2020: The Hidden Life

“…your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col 3:3). To understand what it means to be “hidden with Christ” leads us to the writings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), who found that the secret of eternal happiness was to hide herself in Jesus, to decrease that he might increase (see Jn 3:30).  In her poem,

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