Posts tagged Advent
Discernment in the Spirit of Advent - Silence

Advent is undoubtedly a time for silence, even if the lived reality of the season is often far from this ideal.  As the liturgy recounts for us the centuries of Israel's wait for the promised Messiah, we are invited to join the vigil.  There is a sense of hush, of the silence and stillness of midnight while we long for the first blush of the "dawn from on high to break upon us" (Lk 1:78)

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Discernment in the Spirit of Advent

Entering Advent, we find ourselves before a banquet of spiritual riches.  In the liturgy and practices of the season, the Church seeks to help up prepare ourselves to encounter Christ anew.  It is a time to recall His coming as an Infant in Bethlehem, to look forward to that final glorious coming upon the clouds, and to receive Him as He desires to be present in the small, daily moments of our lives.

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Resting in the Father's Love - Part I

St. Paul of the Cross wants to tell us today: “Remain like a child on the bosom of the Divine Father.” These were often his greetings in his Christmas letters! There is something very precious and original in the spiritual direction Paul offers us for living Advent and Christmas in prayerful contact with God. Be like Jesus, the Son of God, in His relationship to the Father.

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