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The Feast of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven ~ The Exaltation of Womanhood

THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AUGUST 15th, 2019 I rejoice heartily in the Lord, In my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with the robe of salvation, like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,   like a bride bedecked with her jewels. (Canticle of Isaiah)  Through […]

Advent Day 18: Depressed or lonely at Christmas? Hanukkah Day 3

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 Thursday of the third week of Advent (Hanukkah Day 3) There sometimes can be a lot of depression swirling around at Christmas. People can feel lonelier because […]

A Prayer for Labor Day 2014

As we pause this weekend for the last holiday of the summer, may we reflect on the gift of work. Good and gracious God, you told us from the very beginning that we would earn our bread by the sweat of our brow. We are interdependent in our  laboring, Lord. We depend on the migrant workers […]

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 […]

We need a rush of the Spirit

Dear Sisters and Brothers, This coming Sunday is the feast of Pentecost, a word which means “fifty days.”  We’ve been celebrating Easter for that long. We’ve been trying to wake up to the world around us. Trying to become conscious and aware. Both to our surroundings and to what’s going on inside of us — […]

Advent Day 12 ~ Mary’s Song of Justice

an image of Vladimir’s famous icon “Our Lady of Tenderness” in my home This is a feast of Mary for us Catholic’s. In today’s gospel, we read the story of Mary’s Yes to God, her consent to bring Jesus into our  world. I offer for your reflection the Song of Mary that Luke places upon […]

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 2009 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 […]