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A Blessing for 2021

Sister Frances Briseño, OSB Prioress The Benedictine Sisters wish you a healthy, hopeful, and holy New Year! Deuteronomy 28:3-9 invites us to reflect on the blessings that are ours as we walk faithfully with our God. The God who loves…

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EPIPHANIES

Reflection by Sister Michael Brandt, OSB January, the first month of the 21st year of the 21st century! And what richness and inspiration it provides us in terms of our celebrations of the Church Year – Mary Mother of God,…

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Christmas Message 2020

The Benedictine Sisters want to wish all our family, friends, benefactors, and Oblates a blessed and joyous Christmas and a happy and hopeful New Year. As we celebrate Christmas this year, we find ourselves in a very different space. 2020…

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Our spiritual wombs full, our hearts expanding with love as we birth something new! Fourth Sunday of Advent December 20, 2020 Samuel 7:1,8b-12,14a,16;   Romans 16:25-27;  Luke 1:26-38 In the Gospel this Sunday, we see the radical transformation which occurred that…

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Advent, a time of Rejoicing!

Third Sunday of Advent December 13, 2020 Gaudete Sunday Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11;  1 Thessalonians 5:16-24;  John 1:6-8, 19-28 From the entrance antiphon, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice”, to the opening prayer, to the readings, to the…

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A Time of Expectant Hope!

Second Sunday of Advent December 6, 2020 Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11;  2 Peter 3:8-14;  Mark 1:1-8 As I read Isaiah, “Comfort, give comfort to my people. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. A voice cries out: prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight…

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First Sunday Of Advent--A Reflection By Sister Frances Briseno, OSB

Advent

Advent is a time of pregnant hope and anticipation. A time of waiting, a time of expectant hope, a time of joy! A time to remember and birth anew the love, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, healing that our savior brought into…

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Advent 2020

Reflection by Sister Susan Mika, OSB First Sunday of Advent 2020 Normally, we speak about Advent as a time of “waiting” as we approach the Christmas season. We wait and pray and prepare ourselves as we ponder that God sent…

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Day of the Dead

Celebrating All Souls Day by Sister Frances Briseño The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink…

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Reflection for November 2020

The Mass readings for November are leading up to the Lord’s coming as we prepare for the Advent season, the season of hope. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus begins with the Beatitudes. We can all be blessed if we hunger and…

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