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:

 

Second Thursday of Advent Reflection

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Today’s readings send constant reminders that God is with us and hears our prayers. On those days when I need extra strength for contemplation, I often go to the quote above for centering myself. All things come from God and Jesus Christ will lead the way. As Sisters and Associates, it is up to us …

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Second Wednesday of Advent Reflection

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We are called to be a compassionate presence in our world. The Gospel and St. Juan Diego provide focus for contemplating where we are. The Gospel invites the weary and heavily burdened to rest. We are not expected to do this tough stuff on our own. God’s message has not changed since Isaiah’s assurance that …

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Second Tuesday of Advent Reflection

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What is this feast about? We believe that Mary was conceived without original sin. That’s the basic faith statement. But what does that mean for you and me? Paul’s letter captures it: God chose us in Jesus Christ before the world began, to be holy and sinless in God’s sight. So on this feast we …

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Second Monday of Advent Reflection

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As I write all of us are coping with the coronavirus. Isaiah writes: “Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes to save you.” This is how God will bless his people as we reach out to the lonely. The Psalm says: “I will hear what …

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Second Sunday of Advent Reflection

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Shut up and sit! Oh my, did I just say that?!? Yes, I did. Because that is precisely what I believe Advent calls us to do—to shut up. The sitting part is optional. Shut up could have a number of meanings. Mostly we use it to mean don’t talk. In this context of Advent, let’s …

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