Monthly Archives: December 2010

Living in Hope in the New Year

By Barbara Baker, MHSH New Year’s resolutions don’t often remain past the first few weeks of the new year, but trying to live life more fully and with greater hope can win us the prize of a grateful heart. How … Continue reading

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Holy is His Name

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A Christmas Blessing

From Sister Mariel Rafferty, MHSH In the gentleness of the stable scene, may God grant you quietness of heart. In the song of the angels, may God grant you peace. In the star over Bethlehem, may God kindle the fire … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Christmas

By Sister Dolores Glick, MHSH  …Joy to the World…Glory to the Newborn King…All is Calm, All is Bright…Peace on Earth, Good will to all…Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Joyfully we celebrate those words, sing those carols and feel the absolute power … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fourth Week of Advent–The Grace of God Has Appeared

By Sister Natalie DeLuca, MHSH We are drawing near the December date that brings vivid images of a tiny bundle of humanity—a promised child filled with grace who will fill us with hope and joy.  All children are beautiful. All children … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Third Week of Advent – Joyful Anticipation

By Sister Joanne Frey, MHSH Hallelujah!  Hallelujah! At concert halls around the world, doors swing open.  Thousands in holiday array gather to celebrate, for “unto us a child is born.”  Whether in Vienna, Stuttgart, Milan or at New York’s Lincoln … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Second Week of Advent – Isaiah’s Dream

By Judy Allison The young mother sat in a pew a few rows ahead of me with an older toddler snuggled between her and her husband and an infant no more than six months old in her arms.  She rocked … Continue reading

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