Gospel Reflection for December 23, 2018, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Micah 5.1-4; Hebrews 10.5-10; Luke 1.39-45 “Blessed is she who trusts God’s words to her will be fulfilled.” – Luke 1.45 The Advent gospels lead us toward Christmas with thoughts of Jesus’ coming in glory and with John the Baptist’s urgent preaching to repent. Those of us who have not yet agreed to let God’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 23, 2018, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 16, 2018, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Zephaniah 3.14-18; Philippians 4.4-7; Luke 3.10-18 The crowd asks John the Baptist, “What should we do?” Let people with two coats give to people who have none. People who have lots of food should do the same.” – Luke 3.10-11 Crowds are listening to John the Baptist scold his hearers because they come seeking baptism,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 16, 2018, 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Our Lady of Guadalupe Story

Our Mother Who Art Tomorrow is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Click here for her story. Share it with family and friends. The art and prayer on this page are by Sister Ansgar, CSJ. May you and our whole continent be blessed by the Protectoress of the Americas. Happy feast day! You are the mother ofContinue reading “Our Lady of Guadalupe Story”

Gospel Reflection for December 9, 2018, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Baruch 5.1-9; Philippians 1.4-6, 8-11; Luke 3.1-6 “A herald’s voice in the desert cries out: ‘Make ready a road for God. Clear a straight path for God. Every valley shall be filled; every mountain and hill shall be leveled.’” – Luke 3.4-5 John the Baptist heralds the turning point in history by which much of theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 9, 2018, 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Christmas Gifts To Nourish Our Souls

We have the answer to at least a few of your gift needs.    Holy Women, Full of Grace Sister Joan’s new book features Jesus’ first women disciples and asks their prayers. The portrait of each woman calls readers into her story and into their own prayer. Both women and men enjoy this book. 32 pages. 1-9 copies, $8.00Continue reading “Christmas Gifts To Nourish Our Souls”

Praying the Advent Names of God

The O Antiphons are the Church’s prayer for the last days of Advent. Each of these cards have been beautifully illustrated by Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ and include a prayer poem written by Sister Joan. On the back of each card is the original antiphon and its scriptural sources. The seven cards come in a case whichContinue reading “Praying the Advent Names of God”

Gospel Reflection for December 2, 2018, 1st Sunday of Advent

Gospel Reflection for December 2, 2018, 1st Sunday of Advent Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 33.14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3.12-4.2; Luke 21.25-28, 34-36 “Stay watchful, praying for strength to escape what will happen and to stand before the Son of Man.” – Luke 21.36 Advent begins the Church year with a gospel that fairly froths with frightful images. The gospelContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 2, 2018, 1st Sunday of Advent”

Advent Is Right Around The Corner!

Our Advent issues of Sunday by Sunday bring both groups and individuals into the heart of the Sunday Gospels for this season. Only $4.00 per person (on orders of 10 or more). Call 800-232-5533 to order or visit goodgroundpress.com to order online. Check back often for more Advent resources as we get closer to the season.Continue reading “Advent Is Right Around The Corner!”

Gospel Reflection for December 24, 2017, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: 2 Samuel 7.1-5, 8-12, 14-16; Romans 26.25-27; Luke 1.26-38 “Nothing is impossible with God.” – Luke 1.37 In Mary, the Most High overshadows and dwells in a human person, intensifying God’s presence among us. The same God who created all that is makes the impossible come to be in Mary, who is youngContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 24, 2017, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Mary says yes to God

Our Christmas gift to you are these two reflections on Mary of Nazareth: Mary’s Heart & Hearth and Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation. If it is hard to find time to pray during this busy week, let these words about Mary be your prayer. We wish you every blessing this Christmas.