Praying the Advent Names of God

We begin praying the O Antiphons today through December 23. Some of us pray in words. Some of us pray as our eyes take in beauty and goodness. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar use both images and words to pray in their book Praying the Advent Names of God. Check out Sister Ansgar’s article publishedContinue reading “Praying the Advent Names of God”

Gospel Reflection for December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Micah 5.1-4, Hebrews 10.5-10, Luke 1.39-45 Mary set out in haste into the hill country to a town in Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth, her kinswoman. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby stirred within her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 5, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Baruch 5.1-9; Philippians 1.4-6, 8-11; Luke 3.1-6 John the Baptist went about the whole region around the Jordan River preaching. “Turn away from your sins and be baptized. If you repent, God will forgive you.” When people heard John, they remembered what was written in the book of the prophet Isaiah. “A herald’s voice inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 5, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2021 – 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 33.14-16 1 Thessalonians 3.12—4.2 Luke 21.25-28, 34-36 “People will die of fright when they anticipate what is coming upon the earth. The powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then people will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with great power and glory. When these things happen, stand straight andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2021 – 1st Sunday of Advent”

Pray the Advent Names of God

From childhood on, we have relied on Advent to bring us closer to God. This year Good Ground Press features Sister Ansgar’s Advent art in a 20-page prayer book. Click here to read the sample pages. Advent Names of God is only $10.00, plus $4.00 shipping for orders of 1-10. Call 800-232-5533 to place your order, or order on ourContinue reading “Pray the Advent Names of God”

Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke

Everyone remembers a good Bible study. They remember what they learned about a portion of the scriptures, but also how they also shared faith, made new friends, and left with more hope in their hearts. We begin hearing Luke’s story of Jesus’ good news in Advent and continue throughout all of January and February. This is an idealContinue reading “Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke”

A Christmas Gift for Your Whole Parish

This Advent begins Luke’s story of Jesus’ good news. What if everyone in your parish didn’t just hear the Sunday scriptures at Mass, but had them on their phone or their laptop? What if you gave each of them the gift of Sunday by Sunday. Sunday by Sunday not only brings the Sunday readings but adds prayer, reflection, and questions thatContinue reading “A Christmas Gift for Your Whole Parish”

Gospel Reflection for December 20, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: 2 Samuel 7.1-5, 8-12, 14-16; Romans 16.25-27; Luke 1.26-38 “Here I am, God’s servant. Let it happen to me as you say.” – Luke 1.38 Mary, whose body becomes home to God, responds three times in Luke’s story of her call. Three times the angel Gabriel, God’s messenger, speaks to her. To the angel’s greeting, “Greetings, favored one, God isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 20, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Advent”

A Christmas Story

Merry Christmas to all our friends, customers, and website visitors. Jesus makes incarnate the heart of God, full of creative and merciful love that never stops calling us into the communions of friends, family, and church. We make an early gift to you of A Christmas Story by Rose Tillemans, CSJ. Share this story with family and friends. Many blessingsContinue reading “A Christmas Story”

Gospel Reflection for December 6, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3.8-14; Mark 1.1-8 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 6, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”