Tag Archives: Advent

Becoming Bearers of God

A Reflection for Christmas By Sr. Elizabeth Langmead, MHSH President Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) was a German mystic, theologian and philosopher.  He was a member of the Dominican order.  He spoke of the Feast of Christmas and the Eternal Birth borne … Continue reading

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Jesus Blessed History

A Reflection for the Third Week of Advent by Sr. Donna Fannon, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 35:1-6A, 10 Psalm Response: Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 Reading II: James 5:7-10 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 On Saturday of this Third Week of Advent the Gospel is taken from … Continue reading

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A Reflection for the Second Sunday in Advent

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 11: 1-10 Responsorial Psalm: 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Reading II: Romans 15: 4-9 Gospel: Matthew 3: 1-12 The word “hippie” came to mind as I began reading the Gospel for … Continue reading

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A Reflection for the First Sunday in Advent

By Marilyn Dunphy, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 2:1-5 Responsorial Psalm: 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Reading II: Romans 13:11-14 Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44  The readings for this first Sunday in Advent present us with a number of contrasts.  In the … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Mystery of Christmas

A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent by Sister Donna Fannon, MHSH Each year, the Church invites us to enter more deeply into the mystery of Christmas by focusing on the birth of the One who reveals the infinite … Continue reading

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Waiting in Hope

A Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent by Marilyn Dunphy, MHSH Readings: Jer. 33: 14-16 Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 1 Thes. 2:12 – 4:2 Lk. 21: 25-28, 34-36 “It is better to light a candle than to … Continue reading

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“I Rejoice Heartily in the Lord”

A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent By Marilyn Dunphy, MHSH Readings: Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11 Luke 1: 46-48, 49-50, 53-54 Thess. 5:16-24 Jn. 1: 6-8, 19-28 The Church designates the third Sunday of Advent “Gaudete” Sunday. Gaudete is … Continue reading

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