Gospel Reflection for December 23rd, 4th Sunday of Advent

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby stirred within her womb.  Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice, “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child of your womb.” Luke 1.41-42 The gospel focus narrows this Sunday.  In Mary and Elizabeth Luke sees model believers whoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 23rd, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Sermon 4th Sunday of Advent CSJ Vespers

A girl named Mary pledges her heart and hearth to a pregnancy and a child in Sunday’s gospel.  So attentive to the stirring of the Spirit is this young woman that she hears an angel speak and so unassuming is she that the angel’s greeting totally confuses her.  Who me?  Full of grace and favor? Continue reading “Sermon 4th Sunday of Advent CSJ Vespers”