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ADVENT DAY 17 ~ WHAT / WHO ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Tuesday of the third week o f Advent  O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other, mightily and sweetly ordering all things:  Come and teach us the way of prudence. ~ O Antiphons One of the major themes of Advent I promised I would talk […]

Advent Day 16 ~ O Radiant Dawn ~ A Memorial

In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning,     of bitter weeping! Rachel mourns her children     she refuses to be consoled     because her children are no more      ~  (Jer 31:15).   Wherever I saw little kids playing in the streets as I drove home from church this morning, […]

ADVENT DAY 15 ~ REJOICE! THE LORD IS NEAR!

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN OUR CATHOLIC LITURGICAL CALENDAR THIS IS “GAUDETE SUNDAY — THE SUNDAY OF JOY.    WE’RE HALF WAY THROUGH ADVENT AND THE VESTMENT COLOR IS ROSE, RATHER THAN PURPLE, THE COLOR OF PENITENCE.  SO, WE SEE THE CELEBRANT IN ROSE VESTMENTS, WHICH IS – UM – A LITTLE TOO CLOSE –  TO […]

ADVENT DAY 13 – SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE!

  Friday of the second week of Advent Isaiah is so amazing.    He offers hope. He sees imminent possibilities for the human race.  At times, he also warns and sometimes chastises. I’ve always loved this scripture that appeared in the Mass readings yesterday: God gives strength to the fainting, for the weak he makes vigor […]

Advent Day 13 ~ Where are you going?

Advent Day 13 — Where are you going? THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT THE OTHER DAY, I PROMISED YOU A LINK TO “THE STORY OF ADVENT”  THAT GIVES ITS HISTORY AND THE 7 THEMES OF THIS BLOG.    I APOLOGIZE; I GOOFED.  HERE IT IS NOW.   (FOR THOSE WHO AREN’T TECH SAVVY, AT THE TOP […]

ADVENT DAY 11 ~ THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ~ GOD PREFERS THE POOR

  WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT TODAY WE HONOR OUR SISTERS  AND BROTHERS IN MEXICO.   AS THEY CELEBRATE THE APPEARANCE OF THE MOTHER OF JESUS TO A POOR PEASANT NATIVE MEXICAN, TODAY, MAY WE UNITE OURSELVES IN SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THE PEOPLES OF NORTH AND SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA WHO REJOICE IN […]

Advent Day 10 ~ The Lesson of the Shadows

image © bob traupman 2007. all rights reserved. MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT I HAVE LEARNED TO BE INTRIGUED BY THE SHADOWS OF MY LIFE, LORD. THE STRONGER THE LIGHT, THE DEEPER THE SHADOW. I HAVE COME TO REALIZE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SHADOWS. I MUST ACCEPT THE SHADOWS OF MY LIFE AS […]