Short Lives of the Saints – The Epiphany

detail of 'Epiphany', by Fernando Gallego, c.1480, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OhioEntry

And when the Magi had heard the king, they went their way; and behold, the star which they had seen in the east went before them until it came and stood over where the child was. And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And going into the house, they found the Child with Mary, his Mother; and falling down, they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:9-12

See, along the dusky paths,
  Tramp the camels through the snow;
See, through long toilsome roads,
  Where the eastern Magi go.
Learn the blessed lesson well,
  Through the darkness, through the cold,
Seek and find our Lord with zeal,
  Like those holy kings, of old.
– Eleanor Cecilia Donnelly

Favorite Practice – Detachment from one’s personal comforts.

MLA Citation

  • Eleanor Cecilia Donnelly. “The Epiphany”. Short Lives of the Saints, 1910. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2020. Web. 26 September 2020. <>