God’s Name and Ours

By Jon Jordan Ira Glass, host of NPR’s This American Life, shares a family story about his grandmother who became ill at the age of 32. She was hospitalized for months, and doctors told her family that she w... Read More...

God’s secret name, and our names

“I AM WHO I AM,” God told Moses (Exod. 3:14). God has a name. But, unlike ours, his Name perfectly expresses what and who he is. “Jeff” is an arbitrary noise, an arbitrary signature, that has no intrinsic connection to a person who by no means has to exist. “Jeff” expresses nothing.

To blaze his Name abroad

"Let us blaze his Name abroad, For of gods he is the God; For his mercies ay endure, Ever faithful, ever sure."

Holy Name and a great sacrifice

Our fear of blood might explain why the feast day we celebrate today is often called Holy Name rather than the Circumcision of Christ (evidently the more common name in days gone by)

Joy comes in the morning

Tonight the Church begins the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. In the Western monastic tradition, the Divine Office for this feast is an extended meditation on the mystery of the Incarnation ... Read More...