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Advent Reflection, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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December 10 – Tuesday Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 96:1-2, 3, 10ac, 11-12, 13; Matthew 18:12-14 COMFORT . . . how God wants to comfort our struggling world! God incarnate, Emmanuel, has from the dawn of the universe longed to be one with all. Now in today’s world all of us together can join in being the …

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Advent Reflection, Monday, December 9, 2019

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December 9 – Monday Immaculate Conception Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Psalm 98: 1-4; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38 Today celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception – Mary, the Mother of God, filled with grace from the moment of her conception. But the Gospel tells us about two beautiful women chosen by God to be “bearers …

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Advent Reflection, Sunday, December 8, 2019

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December 8 – Sunday Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Romans 15: 4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah gives us beautiful images that lend themselves to the season of Advent in this year of 2019. Justice, as the Spirit moves one to practice it, is challenged by many contrary practices in the world of today. Those …

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Advent Reflection, Saturday, December 7, 2019

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December 7 – Saturday St. Ambrose, Bishop Isaiah 30: 19-21, 23-26; Psalm 147:1-6; Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8 The first reflection is Isaiah 30. The prophet tells us that the holy one will come in the future to be in the midst of the people. We read this to be Jesus fully human and divine. This …

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Advent Reflection, Friday, December 6, 2019

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December 6 – Friday St. Nicholas, Bishop Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalm: 1, 4, 13-14; Matthew 9:27-31 Did you notice how uplifting today’s readings are? Re-read Isaiah. Check all the wonderful things God is about to do: the deaf shall hear, the eyes of the blind shall see, the lowly and the poor shall rejoice in the …

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