Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

WAITING FOR GOD

Our Lady of Guadalupe is an image of the kind of joyful anticipation we do in Advent.  The child we await is like the kingdom of God – already, and not yet. 

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Saturday of the Fourth Week in Advent

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Saturday of the Fourth Week in Advent

INTO PEACE

“The tender mercy of our God … will visit us … to guide our feet into the way of peace." – Lk 1: 78-79

For many of us, Christmas Eve is often full of many activities: last minute shopping, cooking, traveling, gift-wrapping, etc.

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Monday of the Fourth Week in Advent

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Monday of the Fourth Week in Advent

FIERCE LOVING

“Do not be afraid, because your prayer has been heard…  You will have joy and gladness.” Lk 1:13-14

What does it feel like when I imagine a God who loves me so much that He is willing to do anything to bring me greater life? 
 

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

READY MY HEART

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. - Mt. 1:23-24

Will I rely on myself or am I going to take that risk in being led to be fully human? Will I trust the unfolding of God’s dreams for me?

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Saturday of the Third Week in Advent

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Saturday of the Third Week in Advent

IRREGULAR ORDER, CHAOTIC GRACE

“Justice shall flourish in time, and fullness of peace for ever” – Psalm 72:7

I am in awed at the slow and steady work of God! Two aspects of Matthew’s compilation of the genealogy of Jesus in today’s Gospel amaze me ...

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Friday of the Third Week in Advent

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Friday of the Third Week in Advent

CONTENT TO REJOICE

“John was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light” – Jn. 5:34

I found my attention drawn not to either pole, but square in the middle: on the Incarnation and all its seeming contradictions.

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