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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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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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In Mary—Darkness: A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Readings: Mi. 5: 1-4a Ps. 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 Heb. 10:5-10 Lk. 1: 39-45 As we anticipate the solemnity of the Nativity, contemplate this exquisite poem and let it speak to you. In Mary – Darkness by Jessica Powers I live … Continue reading

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“Create A Clean Heart in Me, O God” – A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 2-15; Jn 12:20-33 Last spring, during the Easter season, we enjoyed the beauty and fragrance of several hyacinth plants. After they had bloomed and then gradually wilted and dried, I … Continue reading

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