Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family

Christmas Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2. 11-14; Luke 2.1-20Holy Family Readings: Genesis 15.1-6, 21.17-19; Hebrews 118, 11-12, 17-18; Luke 2.22, 39-40  There were shepherds living in the fields and keeping night watch over their flocks. An angel of the Holy One came suddenly upon them and said, “You have nothing to fear! I bring you goodContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family”

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”

Merry Christmas from Good Ground Press

The Ox and the Donkey’s Carol poem by Sister Alice Smith, CSJ ~ art by Gertrude Mueller Nelson The Christ child lay in the ox’s stall The stars shone great and the stars shone small, but one bright star outshone them all. The cattle stood in the cleanly straw, and strange to them was theContinue reading “Merry Christmas from Good Ground Press”

Gospel Reflection for December 25th, Christmas

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20 “Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” – Luke 2.7 Jesus’ birth story in Luke’s gospel anticipates Jesus’ whole life and emphasizes his mission toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25th, Christmas”

Merry Christmas!

Jesus makes incarnate the heart of God, full of creative and merciful love that never stops calling us into the communions of family and church. We make a gift to you of the creative work of two of our sisters who taught and inspired us. Blessings on you and yours. The Ox and the Donkey’sContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2016, Christmas

Christmas Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20 “While Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have to child. Mary gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn.” – LukeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2016, Christmas”

Christmas Mercy

Lord Jesus, Mary and Joseph were turned away at many places before they found a stable to rest. This Christmas, be with those who are searching for home or a safe place to rest. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Lord Jesus, you were brave enough to come to us as a baby. ThisContinue reading “Christmas Mercy”

Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2015, Christmas/Holy Family

Christmas Gospel Readings: Luke 2.1-14; Holy Family Readings: 1 Samuel 1.20-22,24-28; 1 John 3.1-2,21-24; Luke 2.41-52 “Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the in.” (Luke 2.7) The child who is God’s joy for theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2015, Christmas/Holy Family”

Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2014, Christmas/Holy Family

Christmas Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20 “The angel said, ‘You have nothing to fear.  I bring you good news, a great joy to be shared by the whole people.  For this day in David’s city a savior has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord.  Let this be a sign toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2014, Christmas/Holy Family”