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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 Ps 80:2ac And 3b, 15-16, 18-19 Mt 17:9a, 10-13 The readings for the day can be found here.   The three disciples – Peter, James, and John – have just … Continue reading

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Friday, 14 December 2012

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church Is 48:17-19 Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 And 6 Mt 11:16-19 The readings for the day can be found here. Throughout the season of Advent, our readings and … Continue reading

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Is 41:13-20 Ps 145:1 And 9, 10-11, 12-13ab Mt 11:11-15 The readings for the day can be found here.   Fear of the unknown. That is something that I have commonly felt, especially … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Zec 2:14-17 OR Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab Jdt 13:18bcde, 19 Lk 1:26-38 The readings for the day can be found here.   Mary’s Hope I have always loved how, in Luke’s gospel, the story … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent Is 40:1-11 Ps 96:1-2, 3 And 10ac, 11-12, 13 Mt 18:12-14 The readings for the day can be found here.   Those of you who have read the local newspaper (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) … Continue reading

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Monday of the Second Week of Advent Is 35:1-10 Ps 85:9ab And 10, 11-12, 13-14 Lk 5:17-26 The readings for the day can be found here.   Simply be for one minute. The presence of the Lord is powerful. The … Continue reading

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9 Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Phil 1:4-6, 8-11 Lk 3:1-6 The readings for the day can be found here.   I have always though it was fitting that the Thanksgiving holiday comes not too … Continue reading

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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Gn 3:9-15, 20 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 Lk 1:26-38 The readings for the day can be found here. In today’s readings God calls us on to something … Continue reading

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Friday, 7 December 2012

Memorial of Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church Is 29:17-24 Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 Mt 9:27-31 The readings for the day can be found here.   Vision is a common theme in the scripture readings for today. Through … Continue reading

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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Thursday of the First Week of Advent Is 26:1-6 Ps 118:1 And 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a Mt 7:21, 24-27 The readings for the day can be found here.   So begins the holiday season. Break out the peppermint hot chocolate, walks … Continue reading

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