“St Nicholas’ Day, also known as the Feast of St Nicholas, is celebrated on 6 December every year, which means it falls on a Tuesday in 2022. Children in the Netherlands and some other European countries – where it is a significant event – leave shoes outside their homes on 5 December (St Nicholas’ Eve) to be filled with presents.”
Remembering Nelson Mandela
The great leader and wise man died on this day nine years ago. Let us pray for him and ask a share of his wisdom and the forgiving love that freed him for growth beyond imagining.
A cat’s life in December …
From the parking garage at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston this afternoon.
In the Hands of God
More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience
to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.
– Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate [AP News]
“These are not fringe outliers sending emails from their parents garage or idiots no one has ever heard of. When influential mainstream cultural, political and even sports icons normalize hate speech, everyone needs to be very concerned,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, a leader in South Florida’s Jewish community.