December 21, 2013
This week’s episode:
“Blessed are They”: Our Lady of the Incarnation
“Among Women” Guest: Sr Grace Remington OCSO
This week we think about the coming of Christmas through the eyes of Mary, as told by St Ephrem the Syrian, a 4th century Doctor of the Church. We examine some of his Nativity Hymns, in a departure from our usual saint segment that typically profiles women saints — after all, he is talking about Mary and he’s a Church Doctor!
Our guest today is a cloistered contemplative nun — Sr Grace Remington OCSO, a Cistercian Sister of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, Dubuque, Iowa. Together we discuss the life of a Trappist nun and Sr Grace’s portrait of Mary and Eve (below)… as well as the abbey’s candy-making endeavors!
Links for this episode:
Links for Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, Home to Cistercian (Trappist) nuns:
Other shows of related interest: Previous Christmas episodes…
AW 153: Joy! (2012)
AW 120: News of A Baby at Christmas (2011)
AW 82: Joining with Mary in Advent (2010)
AW 38: Christmas (2009)