Monthly Archives: December 2019

December 6

Feast of St. Nicholas Reflection In the early days of Advent our spirits are lifted with the stories of St. Nicholas There are many myths about St. Nicholas and his reputation for secret gift giving. The most well-known is the one of Nicholas secretly providing money for three young women because their father was too poor to provide them a…

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December 5

Reflection Advent is about patience. Advent is about waiting. Waiting goes against our expectation of an instant response. It is not popular especially now. We don’t like to wait for anything even in our spiritual lives. Yet, to quote Chardin, we need to “trust in the slow work of God.” Christmas will come. We will celebrate the birth of Jesus.…

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December 4

Reflection Our lives are a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting. We want to become, to discover, to be complete, to be fulfilled. We see this in the distance as something coming. We look to the birth of Jesus as God coming among us, yet the truth is that God is already here. God is the Source of All…

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December 2

Reflection I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. Psalm 23;1-3 It is almost forty years and still we remember these three religious sisters and one laywoman who were raped, mutilated, and murdered on December 2, 1980. These four American women dedicated their lives to providing food, transportation and other assistance to the…

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December 1

First Sunday of Advent Reflection Each day is growing shorter as we approach the winter solstice. We are experiencing the darkest days of the year. Once the solstice occurs, earth begins its journey back toward the sun, and, even as we face the barren, cold days of winter, little by little, the days become longer. Light returns. The season of…

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