Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Janet McKenzie's "Epiphany" of Wise Women

By Christine Schenk
"Epiphany," ©2003 Janet McKenzie,, Collection of Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
ILLINOIS---Throughout the Christmas season, friends occasionally send me cards, cups and other assorted tchotchkes praising the "three Wise Women." You have probably seen them: "Three Wise Women would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, swept the stable, made a casserole and brought practical gifts." I love this humorous feminist take on a beloved Christmas story. But, recently, a renowned authority on the Gospel of Matthew, Dominican Fr. Benedict Thomas Viviano, believes it entirely possible that women could have been among the Magi portrayed in the Matthean birth narrative. [link]