Celebration Feature

Refugees in Our Midst

Fleeing from Danger, Finding a Home

Tag, you’re it!

When I was growing up in Ohio I played a variety of games with neighborhood kids and cousins. A common one was hide and seek tag. One person was the chaser or “it” and tried to tag someone else. There was a place, usually a tree trunk or a pole called “safe” or “home”. It was a place where you could run to, touch it, and catch your breath before you went out running again.

God’s Presence Pervades All Creation.

Finding inspiration in the Christmas antiphons

Gathering

In this season, we sing the word Emmanuel time and again: “O, come, O come, Emmanuel / And ransom captive Israel / That mourns in lowly exile here / Until the Son of God appear. / Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel / Shall come to you, O Israel.” What a beautiful melody which stirs the human heart! What a beautiful word — Emmanuel — which stirs the human spirit!

Latina Magnificat

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the call to justice

By JEANETTE RODRIGUEZ

The following is an edited version of a talk given at the conference “A Light to the Nations: Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the Church’s Global Commitment to the Poor,” sponsored by Celebration and held Jan. 12-14, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

God’s Presence Pervades All Creation

Finding inspiration in the Christmas antiphons

Gathering

In this season, we sing the word Emmanuel time and again: “O, come, O come, Emmanuel / And ransom captive Israel / That mourns in lowly exile here / Until the Son of God appear. / Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel / Shall come to you, O Israel.” What a beautiful melody which stirs the human heart! What a beautiful word — Emmanuel — which stirs the human spirit!