December 7, 2021

The Light of Ordinary Times

IHE Fellow Lucia A. Silecchia reflects on the light that the Saints leave behind them for the faithful.
November 22, 2021

Trading Ordinary Times

IHE Fellow Lucia A. Silecchia reflects on Advent as a season to help others move toward Christmas peace by sharing their burdens.
November 30, 2020

The Peace of Advent – and of Ordinary Times

IHE Fellow Lucia Silecchia notices that our subdued 2020 holiday season is the perfect way to celebrate Advent, the season of waiting and preparation for our Lord.
June 24, 2020

The Peace of Advent – and of Ordinary Times

By IHE Fellow Lucia A. Silecchia 2020 is the year of Advent! Well, that is a presumptuous declaration to make as there has been a “year […]
December 19, 2019

Christ Comes to Ordinary Times

Professor Silecchia reflects on a painting that she had never noticed - until it caught the eye of a toddler in her family. From that moment, she began to appreciate the tremendous message in this particular depiction of the Madonna and Christ Child.
November 20, 2019

Trading Ordinary Times for Advent

As we look towards Christmas, Professor Silecchia reminds us that the holidays can be a time of sorrow for some. She sheds light on how Advent is actually a fitting time for remembering sorrow and fostering hope.