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Tag Archives: Advent
Whoop, here it is, Advent again! The end of the calendar year, the start of the Church year, all the familiar characters. In our Sunday liturgies, we hear about endings, beginnings, signs and those who remind us to stay awake … Continue reading
By Janice Lane Palko Advent is upon us – a season of waiting. I hate to admit it, but I’m a bad “waiter.” I’m not too deficient with the day-to-day waiting of standing in line at the grocery store, or … Continue reading
This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touting Guildie Colleen Rooney’s book, Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Children: Food Celebrations with the Saints for Home and School. It is a SOA winner. Are you looking for a warm, inspiring book for … Continue reading
Tears flowed freely during the meeting with my spiritual director, Sandy, as I shared with her the pain I was feeling. “December is here,” I said. “I get such a wave of anxiety and grief at this time of year.” … Continue reading
Here we are in the midst of Advent and doing our best to “hold it together”. All we have to do is look around and be overwhelmed by the things that are aimed at getting … Continue reading
Many lose sight of Advent amid the Thanksgiving-Black Friday-anticipated Christmas-commercial season. How can Advent hold its ground against this materialistic intrusion? Some regard Advent as “Little Lent.” After all, at least where I live it wears the hand-me-down purples … Continue reading