Advent Reflections

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

Saturday, December 15

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It rained and rained, more rain than we had ever seen in our lifetimes. Then it kept raining every day, but that did not stop the volunteers from coming from all over the Midwest. They left the comfort of their homes to dig muck and grime out of a stranger’s house, and to spend the […]

Friday, December 14

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“Happy are those who follow the ways of the Lord, they are like trees planted near running waters.” “Goodness will bear fruit.” “I will lead you on the way you should go . . . you and your descendants will be blessed.” Our readings today challenge us to consider our way/manner of living, beginning with […]

Thursday, December 13

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Anthony DeMello, SJ, says those who are aware react less and act more. When we are aware we understand that whether we have honor or disgrace, success or failure or if we make a fool of ourselves—it does not matter. DeMello memorized a life–changing saying: “When the archer shoots for no particular prize, he has […]

Wednesday, December 12

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Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.   Luke 1: 26–38  Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are reminded that Mary has come to us many times, bringing her message of love and compassion. Are we listening? How often do we stop and realize there are […]

Tuesday, December 11

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“Tell his glory among all the nations, Among all peoples his wondrous deeds.” Last evening I saw the most beautiful sunset. I watched in awe as the sky unfolded in a variety of colors. I reflected at this tiny glimpse of all the marvels held in our universe. Isn’t it so easy to give God […]