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Fourth Sunday of Advent: God can restore our hearts if we...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 19, 2021: Fourth Sunday of Advent 1) Mi 5:1-4 Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 2) Heb 10:5-10 Gospel: Lk 1:39-45 God can restore our...

Pope Francis encourages Catholics to ‘serve others during Advent’ in Dec....

VATICAN CITY -- With Christmas just over a week away, Christians should prepare for Jesus' birth by serving those in need rather than focusing...

Advent: The poetry of St. Ephrem the Syrian connects us to...

When I reflect on Mary, mother of God, often my admiration and gratitude for her life of fidelity, faith and wisdom cannot be expressed...

Advent: Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem ‘God’s Grandeur’ touches on seasonal themes

Something about Advent, and the Christmas season that succeeds it (or, in the secular sphere, envelops it), draws the eye to beauty. We gently unwrap...

God brings assurance just as we embark on a difficult action...

Throughout Advent and the Christmas season, I like to revisit the infancy narratives of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. There is so much...

Benedictine values can give us strength, patience during Advent: Effie Caldarola

Waiting isn't easy, and yet Advent asks of us just that: to wait on the Lord. Sometimes in this busy world, we need some help...

During Advent, rediscover a place of rest by following the example...

The second reading for the Third Sunday of Advent is a place of personal resonance: "Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer...

Second Sunday of Advent: God’s fulfillment of his plans for us...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 5, 2021: Second Sunday of Advent 1) Bar 5:1-9   Psalm 126:1-6 2) Phil 1:4-6, 8-11   Gospel: Lk 3:1-6 God's fulfillment of his plans...

Advent: A good time to learn Father Henri Nouwen’s spiritual practice...

What are you waiting for this Christmas? We have spent so much time in the last two years waiting. Waiting fearfully to see if...

Advent: Let St. Thérèse and her little way become your guide...

As we enter the second week of Advent, things are ramping up in anticipation of Christmas. That means we are well on our way...

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