Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra

We are about a week into Advent and we come to the Feast Day of Nicholas.  He looks nothing like the guy who rings bells at the Salvation Army, or has children sitting in his lap at the department stores, but he may have more of the character of what this season is all about. …

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Francis Xavier and Advent

It was Advent in 2003, while I was serving Kobe Union Church, that I took a trip to Kyushu, the island that Francis Xavier first visited in Japan in the 16th century.  The city of Nagasaki is on the western side of the island and Kagoshima on the south.  To this day, you are more …

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