Christmas reflection

I Was a Princess…A Christmas Reflection

by Melannie Svoboda SND on December 21, 2020

Introduction: Christmas puts me in a pensive mood. As we continue to live during the dark days of this pandemic, I took some time to ponder some of the unearned blessings, the taken-for-granted gifts I received in my early life. I concluded that in many ways, I was a princess—although I didn’t know it. In […]

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“And the Word Became Flesh”

by Melannie Svoboda SND on December 16, 2019

This is a meditation on the Incarnation that I wrote last Christmas for Give Us this Day, published by Liturgical Press. It is my Christmas card to all of you, the dear readers of this blog. And the word became flesh. What does that mean? It means God in carnus, conceived in a woman, implanted […]

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Christmas: Celebrating the Greatest Border Crossing of All

by Melannie Svoboda SND on December 21, 2015

In 2002 I attended a month-long conference in Korea with about 30 other Sisters of Notre Dame from all over the world. While there I had the opportunity to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the 155-mile border between North and South Korea.

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