Meditations on the Season – Infancy Narratives

“And the Word became flesh and dwells among us.”

“Dwell” – akin to the Old German twellen, “to tarry”; “Dwelling” – a place of shelter to live in, a home.

The early darkness of the season focuses on the lights illuminating life inside of homes. Attention is drawn inward as we enter a quieter, more contemplative time of year.

You are invited to dwell on four Infancy Narratives that invite us to meditate on our lives as the place that God dwells with us. What type of dwelling will Christ find in us? In our lives? In our world? Can we say with the psalmist. “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord”?

Drawing on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd presentations of these four infancy narratives, we will meditate in how each speaks to the place God dwells with us, in us, and through us.

Where: McDonough Hall

When: 7:30-8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 21
The Annunciation, in which Mary becomes a dwelling place for God.

Tuesday, November 28
The Adoration of the Shepherds, where the infant Jesus dwells in a stable.

Tuesday, December 5
The Flight into Egypt, the need to find a new safe dwelling place.

Tuesday, December 12
The Presentation in the Temple, where Simeon recognizes the whole world is the dwelling for the Messiah.

Each meditation will begin and end with the prayer and hymn of Evening Prayer of the Church.

Sign up is requested to facilitate planning, but is not required.
Please come if you can.

To sign up, contact
Mary Ellen Lesniak at,
Deirdre Buckingham at 708-383-3430 x 404.