advent 2011

Advent Day 2 — Swords to plowshares / guns to roses

Monday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, If you’re new to this Advent blog,  I recommend reading “Welcome to Advent” Click here. to get a sense of why we want to spend four weeks preparing for our Christmas celebration and how it can help you deepen your (our) spirituality whether you are a Catholic […]

Advent Day 22 ~ Are you waiting for something ~ for Someone?

Tuesday of the Fourth week o f Advent “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.” ~ O Antiphons The Jewish people are waiting for the Messiah.  We wish our Jewish neighbors well as they begin their […]

Advent Day 20: Depressed or lonely at Christmas?

O come, thou dayspring, come and cheer Our spirits by thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death’s dark shadows put to flight. ~ O Antiphons Fourth Sunday of Advent There sometimes can be a lot of depression swirling around at Christmas. People can feel lonelier because we’re expected to be cheerier […]

Advent Day 19 ~ The Burning Bush of the World

Saturday of the third week of Advent Christmas Eve is a week away. Advent themes are all about waiting for light to shine in our darkness. For we who are Christians we await, Jesus, Yeshua, who is for us the Light of the World. We prepare a place for him to shine in our own […]

Advent Day 15 ~ The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ God prefers the poor

Monday of the Third Week of Advent Today,we honor our sister 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 this feast day; […]

Advent Day 14 ~ Rejoice! The Lord is near!

// PDRTJS_settings_938668_post_1110={“id”:938668,”unique_id”:”wp-post-1110″,”title”:”Advent Day 15 – What should we do?”, 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 […]

Advent Day 13 ~ My Friend had a Vineyard

During Advent our Reading often come from the prophet Isaiah. This is the beloved  Song of the Vineyard (5:1-7). Now let me sing of my friend, my beloved’s song about his vineyard. My friend had a vineyard on a fertile hillside; He spaded it, cleared it of stones, and planted the choicest vines; Within it […]