Category Archives: Advent

#ADVENT – Love and Cheer

On this 13th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating love and cheer… “Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Dr. Seuss (from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”) We must do our … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Roses & Persevering Faith

Today (12 December) is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (click here for more details in last year’s post.) When a cantankerous bishop asked peasant Juan Diego for a sign, Our Lady of Guadalupe provided out-of-season roses in December. … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Patience, Patience, Patience!

On this 11th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating patience as a discipline (not an easy thing for impatient redheads…) “Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Revolutions of Love

On this 10th day of Advent that is also Human Rights Day, Virginia is contemplating revolutions of love… “This is the choice before us: either try to revolutionize the world and break under it, or revolutionize ourselves and remake the … Continue reading

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#Advent – Mary, Mary, Mary

Today as Catholics around the world honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, Virginia is contemplating her “yes” to God, her openness to be for God and letting God in her be for others… “How much we can learn from Our … Continue reading

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#Advent – Waiting and Wonder

On this Second Sunday of Advent, Virginia is contemplating waiting and wonder (being open to wonder while waiting for something?) “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Greek proverb “Teach us to wait, as we hang in the balance of the … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – An Irrational Season of Blooming Love

On this 7th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating blooming love (the impossible, irrational kind…) “To the impossible: Yes! Enter and penetrate O Spirit. Come and bless This hour: the star is late. Only the absurdity of love Can break … Continue reading

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