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Advent Reflection, Sunday, December 15, 2019

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December 15 – Sunday  Isaiah 35: 1-6a, 10; Psalm 146:6-7,8-9,9-10: James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 This is Gaudate Sunday and we begin to see our salvation drawing nearer. The sick are healed, the blind see, the lame walk, and the earth is refreshed and in bloom. We begin to celebrate, but James’ Letter cautions us a little bit. He …

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Advent Reflection, Saturday, December 14, 2019

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December 14 – Saturday St. John of the Cross Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11; Psalm 80: 2ac, 3cb, 15-16, 18-19; Matthew 17: 9, 10-13 As humans we are often confused. The appearance of the Prophet Elijah like a fire was perplexing. The Transfiguration of Jesus is another mystery. In the Gospel, Jesus reminds us that Elijah has …

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Advent Reflection, Friday, December 13, 2019

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December 13 – Friday St. Lucy Isaiah 48: 17-19; Psalm 1: 1-2, 3, 4, 6; Matthew 11: 16-19 The thirteenth day of Advent is also the Feast Day of the beloved martyr, St. Lucy. God has described in detail how we should live our lives:  honest and pure and always helpful of others.  God has …

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Advent Reflection, Thursday, December 12, 2019

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December 12 – Thursday Our Lady of Guadalupe Zechariah 2: 14-17; Canticle: Judith 13:18 and 19; Luke 1:39-47 Mary rushed to be with her cousin Elizabeth, just to be with her as she awaited the birth of her child. Just to be present. Over the centuries, Mary has appeared to us, Lourdes, Fatima and in …

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Advent Reflection, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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December 11 – Wednesday Isaiah 40: 25-31; Psalm 103: 1-4 and 8-10; Matthew 11:28-30 As we read in the Gospel today, God only gives us what we can handle in our lives. God takes our burden and lightens our load. We bring our troubles to God who helps us. We may not always like the …

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