Advent Reflections

advent imageSisters of the Living Word and Associates share their daily reflections for each day of Advent.

December 25, 2017

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Isaiah 62: 11 – 12; Psalm 97: 1, 6, 11-12; Titus 3: 4 – 7; Luke 2: 15 – 20 Many of us become children again at Christmastime. We long to recover the excitement that we felt. The angels appearing to the shepherds; the shepherds going to see the mother and child; the shepherds then […]

December 24, 2017

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2 Samuel 7: 1-5, 8 – 12, 14, 16; Psalm 89: 2-5, 27 & 29; Luke 1: 26 – 38 A few weeks ago we began the Advent season and now all those hopeful anticipation days have brought us to Christmas Eve. May this day be one to quiet down and spend more time in […]

December 23, 2017

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Malachi 3: 1-4, 23-24; Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-9, 10, 14; Luke 1: 57-66 At one time, Advent was a time of fasting and penitence for sins. However, a different emphasis for Advent has unfolded in the Church. Nowadays, Advent is celebrated more in terms of expectation or anticipation in the context of oppression and injustice. […]

December 22, 2017

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1 Samuel 1: 24-28; Psalm: 1 Samuel 2: 1, 4-5, 6-7, 8; Luke 1: 46-56 Today’s gospel is a song of happiness. Mary cannot hold in her exuberant joy. She is a young woman, pregnant and bursting with the good news of God within her. Like her son soon to come, she goes about doing […]

December 21, 2017

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Song of Songs 2: 8-14; Psalm 33: 2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Luke 1: 39-45 Today is the shortest light day in the Northern Hemisphere. I miss the light and long for the return that comes in mid-January. In the Song of Songs, God, the Lover, is longing for us to “Arise and come out…,” to really […]