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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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The Choices We Make

Reflection by Sister Sylvia Ahr, OSB October 2020 Regarding the parable and the tenants who did not produce any fruit from the vineyard they tended, the question for us is “Where will be when God calls us?” Will we be…

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Prayer for Peace on Election Day

The Benedictine Sisters are one of more than 175 congregations of women religious who will be praying for peace for 24 hours on Election Day, November 3, 2020. We invite our Oblates and ALL to join us to pray throughout…

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Prayer for this Election Year

God of all, in this year of election, in these days of discernment, IGNITE us with the fire of your love. ENFLAME our hearts with courage to embrace dialogue that transforms and truth that frees. KINDLE our love with kindness…

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