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Daily Reflection: December 14, 2011

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church Is 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25 Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 Lk 7:18b-23 The readings for the day can be found here. What have we learned from today’s readings? … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 13, 2011

Memorial of Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr Zep 3:1-2, 9-13 Ps 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19 and 23 Mt 21:28-32 The readings for the day can be found here.   As we enter the Christian Season of Advent and close out … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 12, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Zec 2:14-17 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab Jdt 13:18bcde, 19 Lk 1:26-38 The readings for the day can be found here.   When I reflect on the readings for today, I am filled with emotion … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 11, 2011

Third Sunday of Advent Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 1 Thes 5:16-24 Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 The readings for the day can be found here.   So I hear that Advent Season is a time for New Year resolutions. … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 10, 2011

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.   What an odd and wonderful set of images that converge on … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 9, 2011

Friday of the second week of Advent 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.   At first glance, today’s readings can be viewed simply as a warning: heed … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 8, 2011

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.   When the angel Gabriel sees Mary in today’s … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 7, 2011

Memorial of Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church Is 40:25-31 Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10 Mt 11:28-30 The readings for the day can be found here. Several years ago I celebrated the Sabbath with a Jewish friend. It … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 6, 2011

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.   Was I smug or just complacent?  Or was I something else? Today’s … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection: December 5, 2011

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. As a Christian this season reminds me of the faith and the life-giving hope … Continue reading

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