The Apocalyptic Meaning of Advent

Advent is a time of expectation. We saw that reflected clearly in the readings today that included the Visitation, when Elizabeth, and her unborn...

Announce Christ’s Coming by Your Words and Example

An Advent Reflection by Fr. John Bartunek, LC from RCSpirituality for December 10, 2017.

Today, We Meet Two Astounding Mothers

In today's readings leading up to Christmas Day, we capture a glimpse of the poverty and glory of two very important mothers in salvation...

Bring the word joyful back into style

Do you ever think about living a moral life as a burden? I’ll be honest, sometimes I do. Maybe it's just because we all...

Experiencing the Refiner’s Fire

If there is one thing that most of us know, it’s that holiness is a lifelong process. It's not like a level in a...

The Beauty of the God Who Dwells Within

An Advent Reflection by Steve Bollman from Paradisus Dei for December 4, 2017.
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Are We Living in the Presence of Jesus Everyday?

An Advent Reflection by Deanne Miller from Soul Core for December 22, 2017.

Where are your blind spots?

And Into Joy In the first reading, Isaiah prophecies, “Out of gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see.” And what is it...

New life that changes us forever

“Can Bridget be born the same day as Jesus?”, my 4 year old asked me the other day. While I hadn’t been too enthusiastic...

1st Day of Advent: Be Vigilant At All Times

Is your heart drowsy? What does that even mean? In today’s Gospel, Jesus warns us against letting that happen. He says, “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy… Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength…” He is concerned about us. He wants us to pay attention to the right things in life - the things that last forever, like faith, hope, love, relationships, and His everlasting Kingdom.

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