Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

Sister Gertrude Marion Nokes, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Gertrude Nokes, a Sister of St. Joseph for nearly fifty-nine years. Gertrude’s life was one of service as teacher and dedicated secretary, serving Catholic Medical Center for thirty years. Gertrude, daughter of Anne and

Posted in Memorials

March 20

Spring Equinox Reflection   On this day, in our hemisphere, we celebrate the resurrection of the earth. Light and darkness are brought into balance. The earth begins to warm itself. Life stirs. As the days grow longer, our hope for

Posted in Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer Archives
Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.


A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)


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