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

Miriam as the central actor in this Advent story

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace In a theater production of the Advent story, Miriam of Nazareth would take the leading role. All eyes are on this young woman who has accepted God’s call to carry out the most important and challenging vocation in history – mother of God-with-us in the person … Continue reading Miriam as the central actor in this Advent story