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Are You Ready?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2023 in Advent, everyday revelation | 0 comments

Are You Ready?

Living in God’s time is much like being ready for Christmas, whether on the correct calendar day or not. Things happen when the time is right for them.

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Joy – Much more than simple happiness

Posted by on Dec 17, 2023 in Activities for Children, Advent, Domestic Church | 0 comments

Joy – Much more than simple happiness

Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, a response to the presence of God working in us and in the world. Even in hard times, one can be joyful. Joy is deep-rooted.

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¡Preparen el camino del Señor!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2023 in Adviento, En español | 0 comments

¡Preparen el camino del Señor!

Una voz clama en el desierto, es hora de prepararse. Este tiempo de preparación para la venida del Señor no es todo dulzura y estabilidad. ¿Estamos preparados?

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Prepare the Way of the Lord

Posted by on Dec 9, 2023 in Advent, Conversion, Liturgical year | 0 comments

Prepare the Way of the Lord

It’s time to prepare on this Second Sunday of Advent. “Comfort my people.” The Lord is coming. When and how will he come into my life and yours? How will we be bearers of peace for our world?

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Beginnings, Endings, and Continuity

Posted by on Dec 2, 2023 in Advent, Eschatology, Liturgical year, spiritual growth | 0 comments

Beginnings, Endings, and Continuity

We come to the end of a year of living & learning the ways we are called to serve the Lord. We begin a new year of learning, preparing to celebrate his coming. Advent is here.

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Sheep and Goats – Which?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2023 in Corporal Works of Mercy, Feast of Christ the King, Ordinary Time | 0 comments

Sheep and Goats – Which?

Sheep and goats represent a frequently recurring image in Scripture. God, our shepherd, wants us to look out for each other and will support us as we do.

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Worthy Wife, Worthy Husband & Talents

Posted by on Nov 19, 2023 in Faith in Action, Lived Religion, Ordinary Time, The Talents | 0 comments

Worthy Wife, Worthy Husband & Talents

Literature written thousands of years ago sometimes presents us with images that seem unnecessarily limited in our times. This is particularly true when we look at gender roles and expectations. The Book of Proverbs includes many sayings and images that can be taken individually and used to guide one’s actions. It also presents a picture of Lady Wisdom, an ever-present manifestation of God’s powerful presence in our world. One section is written as an acrostic poem. Each line begins with a word from the Hebrew alphabet. The lines begin with...

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The Lady Wisdom at the Gate

Posted by on Nov 12, 2023 in Ordinary Time, Wisdom, Wise and Foolish Virgins | 0 comments

The Lady Wisdom at the Gate

Come with me for a little walk today. It’s a walk through our daily life. We’re going to visit some old friends and some new ones too. Along the way, we’ll see some people we don’t know. One person in particular whom we hope to see will be a model and guide for our journey, the Lady Wisdom. This Lady whom we hope to see is described in the Book of Wisdom. She is “resplendent and unfading … readily perceived by those who seek her.” This gives us hope for our journey. If we are seeking her, we will see her. So where do we look for her? And when...

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Covenants and Family

Posted by on Nov 5, 2023 in everyday revelation, Faith in Action, Lived Religion, Ordinary Time | 0 comments

Covenants and Family

Service is the bottom line for Jesus. The nursing mother, the humble servant, the one who makes life better for others will be exalted by God who is Father.

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Just Two Fundamental Principles

Posted by on Oct 29, 2023 in Faith in Action, Ordinary Time | 0 comments

Just Two Fundamental Principles

Jesus said two principles are fundamental to the Law and Prophets. Love God above all things. Love other people as you love yourself. These we must follow.

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