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Advent Wonderings

Advent seems to carry more weight and have more depth for me this year. The intensity of my emotions recently and my desire, really my need, to grab on to something real, something steady right now has made the stakes feel somehow higher for diving into this season. 350 more words


Best Intentions & God's Patience

I had the best of intentions at the start of this Advent season, hands down my favorite liturgical season.  And then …. life happened and I responded with my little human ways.  378 more words


2017 Advent Day of Prayer

On Saturday, December 2, approximately 70 people convened at the Mission Helper Center for the annual Advent Day of Prayer.  Facilitated this year by Sr. Mary Therese White, OSF, the theme was “The Radiance of Christmas: Celebrating Christ’s Light Within You”. 176 more words

Mission Helpers Of The Sacred Heart

Hope 03 - Wait

Psalm 33:18-22 was the passage for me this morning.  But when I read it I didn’t see the word “Hope.”  I thought I had chosen passages that all used the word hope.   355 more words


1st Sunday of Advent

And so begins a new Liturgical Year and how fitting it is that in this first season we slow down and remember the coming of Christ “in flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily and at the end of days in glory.” The beginning of the year within our cyclical readings and liturgical arrangement commences with a period of waiting and preparation. 971 more words