ADVENT 2012: Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23

By Doris Donnelly "Repositioning" Micah 5:1-4a | Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 | Hebrews 10:5-10 | Luke 1:39-45 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 … Continue reading ADVENT 2012: Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23

ADVENT 2012: Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 16

By Mary Jo Iozzio Justice shall flourish in those days and fullness of peace forever Zephaniah 3:14-18a | Isaiah 12:1-6 | Philippians 4:4-7 | Luke 3:10-18 “Exhorting them in many other ways, [John] preached good news to the people” (Luke 3:18) Only last Sunday our readings directed us to the “voice crying out in the desert” (Luke … Continue reading ADVENT 2012: Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 16