Tag Archives: #Advent

Rest for Your Soul

Today’s readings are about rest. Isaiah 40 assures us that the Lord will renew our strength, we shall mount up with wings like eagles and we shall run and not be weary. The Gospel reading for Matthew 11 is an … Continue reading

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Crashing Waves

I have often said that my father is like a cat with nine lives, except that he has used up eleven of them. He has had many medical situations that bring him close to the edge of the cliff but … Continue reading

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His Name is….

His name is John writes Zechariah because they would not believe Elizabeth.  Why is it when she spoke what God knew nobody wanted to believe her? No, those gathered deferred to the man, to the priest, hoping  that he would then … Continue reading

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Born in a Manger

He was born in a manger because there was no room….no room for the King of Glory in a home, in a hotel, in a hospital, in some people’s hearts.  Somehow someone found at least enough room to offer a … Continue reading

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Joy Leaps

In the Ignatian Exercises, contemplation is a key prayer form. I love to use it, to immerse myself in the reading and picture how things unfolded. When I close my eyes and create the scene of Elizabeth and Mary in … Continue reading

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Mary Miracle

One of the miracles of Christmas is that God chose a simple, faithful Jewish girl to bear the Son. Her yes allowed us to experience God as fully human. God arrived as a baby and our lives have never been … Continue reading

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Preparing the Way

The Hebrew Scripture readings can be beautiful during Advent–put on forever the beauty of the glory from God. Put on the robe for the righteousness that comes from God…The Lord has done great things. Baruch begins and Psalm 126 agrees. Such … Continue reading

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