December 2017 Crosslight out now

December 2017 Crosslight

Our cover image this month is Our Lady of the New Advent an icon of Mary written/painted by Fr William McNichols, SJ and presented to Pope John Paul II on World Youth Day in 1993. Based on the Mirozh icon and the hymn O Virgo Splendens, as Moderator Sharon Hollis discusses in her column this month, Mary is rarely depicted as pregnant. As Christmas approaches, Ms Hollis suggests “the implications of Mary’s pregnancy is to affirm the importance of the body … Our bodies also say a lot about what we believe and where our commitments lie.”

All of the December Crosslight stories are available here. You can also read the digital version here.

Highlights this month include:

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