Today is the twelfth day of Christmas, the day of the Epiphany, even though that feast day is not celebrated until this coming Sunday. It marks the official end of the Christmas season – the day when trees and other decorations are generally taken down.
I love the story of the three kings and the gifts that they bring to the baby Jesus. In my family, it is tradition to hang up the first Christmas card featuring the wise men, with the hope that they would bring luck throughout the coming year. I’d have to say that after the big news today that the Archdiocese of New York received – that Archbishop Dolan was named to be a cardinal— is a good gift.
Cardinal-designate Dolan (that is his new title now until he is made a cardinal in Rome), thought so, too. During a special prayer service he had this morning with all the workers in the Catholic Center for the Archdiocese of New York (that’s where I work!), he said that it was a “gift” to all of New York.
Today, I am asking all of you to either share your thoughts about the news of Cardinal-designate Dolan, as well as any thoughts you’d like to share about the Epiphany and your family traditions.
Have a great weekend, everyone!