Advent Reflections

In the spirit of joining in community during these challenging quarantine times, we have recorded and are sharing an Advent Prayer Service that is accessible online. This prayer service, delivered by Sister Carrie Miller, can be viewed from the safety of your own home at any time that is convenient for you.

Sisters of the Living Word and Associates share their daily reflections for each day of Advent:

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection

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It is the Advent season. May this day be one to quiet down. Spend time in contemplation. Ponder the powerful mystery of the Birth of Jesus. In silence, we nourish faith and love and hear the whisper of God. The power of the Living Word is present. In the Gospel, we hear the angel saying …

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Third Saturday of Advent Reflection

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The first reading and the Gospel are much alike. Hannon, Manoah’s wife, was barren. She received the message that the child she would carry would be consecrated and begin the deliverance of Israel. Samuel, the child, was blessed by the God who always blesses those who listen and follow God. The Psalm is the prayer …

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Third Friday of Advent Reflection

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Upon reviewing today’s scripture, I chose to focus on the Gospel of Matthew. In a world where compassion is hard to find, we can look back at the time Joseph found out that Mary was with child. He wanted to divorce her quietly but instead an angel came to him in a dream and told …

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Third Thursday of Advent Reflection

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Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Psalm 72:1-4, 7-8, 17; Matthew 1:1-17 O, O, O… Today is the day we begin the O antiphons, seven days before Christmas when we call out to Jesus to be born again into our lives. And today’s psalm tells us clearly how we’re to bring Christ and new life. It foreshadows His …

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Third Wednesday of Advent Reflection

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Isaiah 45: 6-8, 18, 21-25; Psalm 85: 9-14; Luke 7: 18-23 In today’s psalm, the kiss between justice and peace foreshadows the delightful reunion of heaven and earth that will take place with the birth of Christ. With Jesus, all humanity will find unity with God; justice will unite each of us in peace. The …

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