Daily Archives: January 15, 2016

Sister Muriel T. Smithwick. CSJ

When you read the Obituary of a Sister, you see the list of her ministries and the years of her service. Does one wonder who was this woman? Shortly after Muriel’s birth a nurse said to her mother, “these little

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January 15

Reflection If we take time to reflect on situations around us we may realize that we have been ignoring injustices that demand our attention. We begin to understand that among the poor and the voiceless are all living creatures and

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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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