Reflecting the Light

We are waiting for our Savior. We are waiting for the light. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. –John 1:6-8Continue reading “Reflecting the Light”

Gospel Reflection for December 21, 2014, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: 2 Samuel 7.1-5, 8-12, 14-16; Romans 16.25-27; Luke 1.26-38 “The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city in Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph of the house of David. The girl’s name was Mary.” Luke 1.26-27 In Mary, the Most High will overshadow and dwellContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 21, 2014, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Advent Waiting

A friend of mine always says, “When it gets dark, you can either rush to turn on a light or you can sit still and wait for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.” I think of that often during Advent. When we are busy and bustling, it is easy to go to the quickContinue reading “Advent Waiting”

Gospel Reflection for December 7, 2014, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Scripture Readings: Isaiah 40.1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3.8-14; Mark 1.1-8 “One more powerful than I will come after me.” Mark 1.7 Like the prophet Elijah, John the Baptist haunt the wilderness. Like Elijah, who discovered God speaking not in storms and lightning but in silence, the Baptist in the silence of his wilderness lifeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 7, 2014, 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 22, Fourth Sunday of Advent

In a dream, an angel told Joseph, “Joseph, son of David, have no fear about taking Mary as your wife.  It is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived this child.  She is to have a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” MatthewContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 22, Fourth Sunday of Advent”

What Are We Waiting For? Homily by Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ

In the gospel of December 15, John the Baptist sends messengers, asking Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come? Or, are we to wait for another?” It’s a question for us. What are we waiting for? I wait for every day with a little contemplation. I have a rooster candle stand on ourContinue reading “What Are We Waiting For? Homily by Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ”

Living the Gospel Today with Joan Mitchell: Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation

The second video in Sister Joan’s series “Living The Gospel Today” is about Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation.

Making Straight the Path

In this week’s Gospel (Matthew 3:1-12), we read about John the Baptist preaching repentance in the desert and baptizing the throngs of people who came, acknowledging their sins. In case his readers and hearers miss the significance of this seemingly simply man, who dressed in camel’s hair and survived by eating locusts and wild honey,Continue reading “Making Straight the Path”