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A Poem for Christmas

December 24, 2016 · No Comments

God bless you in this season and always.

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Fourth Week of Advent

December 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

It is amazing to me that, as we approach Christmas, as we near the end of Advent, when things are getting more frenetic, the fourth Sunday of Advent is Peace!

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Third Week of Advent

December 11, 2016 · No Comments

The candle we light this week is the candle of joy…the rose within the purple candles. This is my favorite of the themes. In this season of Advent, of anticipation, joy is surely a sign of our preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus!

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Second Week of Advent

December 06, 2016 · No Comments

This second week of Advent we hear the cry of John the Baptist, “Make straight the way of the Lord.” We are told to prepare, to prepare our hearts and lives.

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First Sunday of Advent

November 29, 2016 · No Comments

Wow! How did the year go by so quickly? Here we are, lighting the candle for the first Sunday of Advent. The readings tell us to get ready, to BE ready. I am not.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent - Anticipation

December 20, 2015 · No Comments

“And Mary set out, proceeding in haste into the country to a town of Judah where she entered Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth.” (Luke 1:39-40)

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Third Sunday of Advent on the Prairie—“Rejoice the Lord is Near!”

December 13, 2015 · No Comments

As we read the letters of Mary Frances Clarke, we edge into her close-knit group of friends.

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Second Week of Advent

December 06, 2015 · No Comments

Our Advent journey now enters its second week and we are being called to repentance and conversion.

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First Week of Advent

November 30, 2015 · No Comments

Maybe it’s ISIS? Or the faces of people in Baghdad, Paris, and Chicago? Maybe it’s the wild weather we’ve been experiencing? The list of scary things happening all over the world is a long one. I feel like I need to brace myself in order to turn on the radio or read the news of the day.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflections

December 21, 2014 · No Comments

The Fourth Sunday of Advent is one of much anticipation. Christmas is almost here! There are so many things for us to do, to prepare, to think about. Who has time to reflect? The lighting of my Advent wreath should give rise to contemplation. So, of course, I am distracted by the idea that I have to search the internet to find the meaning of each of the Advent wreath candles. What interesting results!

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