Tag Archives: Jesus

A Christmas Eve “Divine Yes”

“Every time we give in to selfishness and say ‘No’ to God, we spoil His loving plan for us.” Pope Francis Tonight Advent ends and Christmas begins. Think of Mary, her “yes” to God, her “yes” to what seemed impossible, … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – LIGHT GROOVES

“My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Advent is about Light in the darkness. There’s a famous proverb that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  As we see the … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Open Doors, Open Hearts

On this 16th day of Advent (with Christmas less than 10 days away) we may be scrambling to squeeze in more than a tick or two in our prayer closets. But Advent is a time to open the doors of … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday: Rejoice! Rejoice!

On Gaudete Sunday of Advent we are called to ‘Rejoice!’ as we continue waiting for Christmas. All during the holidays we sing carols about joy, we look for joy, we try to be joyful. Sometimes we confuse joy with merrymaking … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Dark Nights (of the Soul)

Today we remember Saint John of the Cross (1541-1591), a Spanish saint known for documenting his “Dark Night of the Soul.” Misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned – John of the Cross came to know the dark intimately while imprisoned for his … 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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