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:

 

Third Tuesday of Advent Reflection

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Zephaniah 3: 1-2, 9-13; Psalm 34: 2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19,23; Matthew 21: 28-32 Today’s Gospel message should strike a chord within all of us, I am ready to work in your vineyard, Lord! We all bear some responsibility for the Kingdom of God. Our country is in chaos. Rising hate and episodes of violence; the …

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Third Monday of Advent Reflection

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St. John of the Cross, Mystic Numbers 24: 2-7, 15-17; Psalm 25: 4-9; Matthew 21: 23-27 In Numbers, Balaam listens closely to hear God. He speaks with authority and reminds the people of Israel that the Savior will come. In the Gospel, we see that Jesus, the Living Word, also comes with the authority of …

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Third Sunday of Advent Reflection

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Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 61: 1-2, 10-11; Resp.: Luke 1: 46-50, 53-54 I believe St. Paul’s key words, “Rejoice Always” in today’s second reading, are a much needed component in the present day’s dark moments. Listening to daily news we often hear messages of gloom and doom which crush our spirits. But we are …

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Second Saturday of Advent Reflection

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“Nothing will be impossible for God.” (Luke 1:37) Mary gave this same assurance to the Aztec Christian convert Juan Diego when she appeared to him at Tepeyac in 1531. The woman seemed to be an indigenous woman; she spoke the native language but called herself the Virgin of Guadalupe. He was to take the roses …

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Second Friday of Advent Reflection

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In Matthew’s parable, he compares the people of his time with children who dance to neither happy nor sad music. Nothing seems to satisfy them. God sent us John the Baptist who was rather austere and Jesus who was just the opposite and we rejected them both. Nothing seems to satisfy us either. We hear …

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