the Incarnation

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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Daffodils and the Incarnation

by Melannie Svoboda SND on January 19, 2015

When we hear the word Incarnation, many of us probably think: That’s the moment Mary conceived Jesus in her womb. This leads us to think of the Incarnation as an event that happened once, over 2,000 years ago, in a country far away from most of us. God became a human being, lived, taught, died, […]

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Christmas: Celebrating the Body of Christ

by Melannie Svoboda SND on December 23, 2013

A little girl woke up in the middle of the night, terrified of the dark. She was sure there was a monster in her room, so she ran into her parents’ bedroom. Her mother calmed her down and eventually led her back to her own bedroom. She put a small light on, tucked the little […]

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