Epiphany falls on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles. The twelfth day after Christmas, and for some denominations signals the conclusion of the twelve days of the Christmas season. Picture is: A preseppe (Nativity scene) featuring the Three Kings in a church in Rome, Italy, in January 2008.
A Prayer to Saint Mary Magdalene: Saint Mary Magdalene, woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus, thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives through the miracle of love. You, who already possess eternal happiness in His glorious presence, please intercede for me, so that some day I may share in the same everlasting joy. Amen.
The culinary epiphany that changed James Viles’s life occurred 50 floors up, in a 500-room hotel in Dubai. It was around 2010, and the young chef de cuisine, in charge of an army of chefs cooking with produce flown to the desert from all over the world, was wondering: how far from nature can you get? What does it all mean on the plate? How can we reconnect?
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