Advent Calendar: Thursday in the Second Week of Advent

Advent Calendar: Thursday in the Second Week of Advent

by Benjamin Bielinski

December 13th "To all those that received Him, who believed in His name, He gave power to become children of God." (John 1:12) To believe in His Name... Christ, the Son of God. If we truly believe in His name...

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Advent Calendar: Meditation for the Second Week of Advent

Advent Calendar: Meditation for the Second Week of Advent

by Benjamin Bielinski

  The Gentiles are to glorify God for His mercy, as it is written: “There shall be a root of Jesse, and He that shall rise up to rule the Gentiles, in Him the Gentiles shall hope.” -Sunday Epistle, (Rom....

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Advent Calendar: Wednesday of the Second Week - Our Lady of Guadalupe: An Advent Apparition

Advent Calendar: Wednesday of the Second Week - Our Lady of Guadalupe: An Advent Apparition

by Jane Carver

Here I will hear their weeping, their complaints and heal all their sorrows, hardships and sufferings."  - Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego

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Advent Calendar: Monday of the Second Week - The Season of Giving

Advent Calendar: Monday of the Second Week - The Season of Giving

by Jane Carver

Everyone scrambles to find gifts for their loved-ones and wonders if their generosity will be well-received. Is this gift meaningful enough? Did I spend enough money?

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Advent Calendar: Saturday of the First Week - The Immaculate Conception

Advent Calendar: Saturday of the First Week - The Immaculate Conception

by Jane Carver

The grace of the Immaculate Conception prepared the Blessed Virgin to be a fit dwelling place for Jesus - a place without the least stain of sin.

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Advent Calendar: Friday in the First Week

Advent Calendar: Friday in the First Week

by Benjamin Bielinski

December 7th “The Son of Man is come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will render to everyone according to his conduct” - (Mt. 16:27) If we wish for justice from God no one...

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Advent Calendar: Thursday of the First Week - The Boys in the Brine

Advent Calendar: Thursday of the First Week - The Boys in the Brine

by Jane Carver

Have you ever heard the story of "The Boys in the Brine?" Once upon a time...there was an evil butcher who hated children...

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Advent Calendar: Wednesday of the First Week

Advent Calendar: Wednesday of the First Week

by Benjamin Bielinski

December 5th “The hour is come in which all who are in the tombs shall hear the voice of the Son of God. And they that have done good shall come forth unto resurrection of life but they who have...

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Advent Calendar: Tuesday of the First Week - The Advent Wreath

Advent Calendar: Tuesday of the First Week - The Advent Wreath

by Jane Carver

I hope that as these gentle lights increase one by one on our Advent wreaths and bring more light to our home, that more and more light is brought into our souls as we await the coming of the light of the world!

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Advent Calendar: Monday in the First Week of Advent

Advent Calendar: Monday in the First Week of Advent

by Benjamin Bielinski

December 3rd So it begins. The first Monday of Advent. “There shall be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and upon the earth the distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of...

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Advent Calendar: Day 2 - First Sunday of Advent

Advent Calendar: Day 2 - First Sunday of Advent

by Jane Carver

A Joyful Anticipation...

We wait - we refrain from celebrating Christmas as if it has already come; we increase our prayers and sacrifices - so the greater joy will be ours when we welcome Christ into our hearts at Christmas. 

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Last Sunday of Pentecost: End of the Liturgical Year

Last Sunday of Pentecost: End of the Liturgical Year

by Jane Carver

End of the Liturgical Year

This week many of us are thinking about resolutions we would like to make and what is the best way to conform our lives to the season of Advent when the world is already celebrating Christmas. Once again we will wait for Our Lord in prayerful and penitential preparation.

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