Author Archives: John McKenna

The Visitation- Revisited

http://ronrolheiser.com/ We are all familiar with the biblical story of the Visitation.  It happens at the beginning of Luke’s Gospel. Mary and her cousin, Elizabeth, both pregnant, meet. One is carrying Jesus and the other is carrying John the Baptist. … Continue reading

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No Room In The Inn

http://ronrolheiser.com Mary gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. In the Christmas story, we have always vilified and … Continue reading

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Advent Hope

http://ronrolheiser.com Henri Nouwen was once asked: ” Are you an optimist?” His reply: “No, not naturally, but that isn’t important. I live in hope, not optimism.” Teilhard de Chardin once said the same thing in different words when he was … Continue reading

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