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Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete: Dominus enim prope est.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed the Lord is near. 416 more words


John the Baptist

Today is all about John the Baptist, the wild and maverick strange man who came to alert the world to the beginning of Jesus’s ministry. 70 more words


Twelve shopping days to go

The penultimate Saturday before Christmas.

Heavenly Father, today I’m thinking about hard-pressed shop and restaurant staff, transport workers, hotel staff. I fear they will be at the wrong end of a lot of short tempers and stressed people. 86 more words

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Carol Singers

May you beautifully rime,
Your evetime song ye singers

A group from our church is joining with another local one to go carol singing in the neighbourhood this evening.

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An Intimate God (small Advent reflection)

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.  When God worked within history to bring about our salvation.  As I was praying last night (on the vigil) I thought back to a conversation I had recently. 446 more words


Standing before God

Another reminder this morning that Advent is a time for introspection as the idea of standing before God with confidence was mentioned. The reading included: 190 more words


A special Advent calendar

So here’s another idea that someone came up with at our Advent group. As each day progresses towards Christmas, instead of (or perhaps as well as) opening the physical window on your Advent calendar, take time to notice what you can see of the coming Christ at work in others – or what others might see of Christ in you. 50 more words

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