This period, which begins the day after the Octave of Epiphany, is an extension of Christmastide. Jesus asserts His Divinity, not by the appearance of angels or the star of the Magi, but speaking Himself as God. He subjects our hearts to His teachings, explaining His Divine doctrine with parables and manifesting the truth of His words and works by many miracles.
Nana and Grandpa have been wearing little Maria right out! As we were eating lunch this afternoon she ducked out of sight, and before long we realized that she had actually fallen right asleep on her chair.