A longer-than-usual fourth week of Advent allows us to savor the anticipation and ponder the mystery

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace These two texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (Proverbs 29:18 and Habakkuk 2:2-3, seen in the box below), which are the headings for these weekly reflections, have no greater relevance, I believe, than during these last Advent days. Each speaks of the need for a guiding vision … Continue reading A longer-than-usual fourth week of Advent allows us to savor the anticipation and ponder the mystery

ADVENT 2015: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 20

by Doris Donnelly Micah 5:1-4a | Hebrews 10:5-10 | Luke 1:39-45 "Repositioning" The fourth week of Advent functions as a Grand Pause and returns us to the early days of Mary’s pregnancy. The altered time sequence moves us back, in the closing days of this season, to a more contemplative way of being, to roots, … Continue reading ADVENT 2015: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 20