Category: Advent

Happy Second Week of Advent!

Dear Lord, Through the darkness, I look for your wisdom. I want my heart to be open to you. But sometimes in these days, it seems that so many things come between us. Help me to be awake and aware of the radiance you bring to my life. Help me to be grateful each day […]

Monday December 5th, 2011 in Advent, Hope, Jesus | No Comments »

The Fourth Week of Advent

  I thought that this reflection was really inspiring and hope that you do too. From: “So many of us experience the ironic reality that Christmas can be the most lonely time of our lives.  Some of these “mixed feelings” or “sad feelings” are difficult to recognize or name.  For some of us, the […]

Tuesday December 21st, 2010 in Advent, Christmas, Holiday, Hope, Jesus | No Comments »

Rejoice! Gaudete! It is the Third Week of Advent! Gaudete Week Our week begins with “Gaudete Sunday.” Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin.  It comes from the first word of the Entrance antiphon on Sunday.  The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, “The Lord is near.”  This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our […]

Sunday December 12th, 2010 in Advent, Christmas, Holiday, Jesus | No Comments »

Advent 2010!

It’s the first Sunday of Advent! Let us pray with open hearts and await the coming of our Lord! “Father in heaven, our hearts desire the warmth of your love and our minds are searching for the light of your Word. Increase our longing for Christ our Savior and give us the strength to […]

Sunday November 28th, 2010 in Advent, Christmas, Holiday, Jesus | No Comments »

Jesus is the Meaning of Christmas

  “The people walking in darkness  have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.   You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.   For […]

Monday November 30th, 2009 in Advent, Christmas, Holiday, Jesus | 1 Comment »