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An Advent Gift “From the Heart of God”

“From the Heart of God…” was the theme that captured the attention of nearly 80 people who gathered on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart for an Advent Day of Prayer. Mission Helper Sr. Clare Walsh, … 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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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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“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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“What is God trying to say to us in our busy lives? Be patient! Learn to wait—for each other, for love, for happiness, for God!”**

**Title quote from Carlo Corretto, Letters from the Desert A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent by Sr. Donna Fannon, MHSH Certainly the thoughts of Carlo Corretto are underscored in the readings for this Second Sunday of Advent. Isaiah … Continue reading

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Planting the Seeds…A Reflection for the Third Week in Advent

By Sister Agnesine Seluzicki, MHSH On this third Sunday in Advent, we are greeted with the exalted invitation to Rejoice!  Why? For “here is your God.”  This is the message of Isaiah.  Even as it came to an oppressed and … Continue reading

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Seeking God in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Jim Conroy, SJ, of The Jesuit Collaborative Hurricane Sandy has devastated communities up and down the East Coast, upending our lives in ways that were unimaginable just a few days ago.  Such devastation can leave us dazed and overwhelmed, … Continue reading

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