Tag Archives: Advent

Rock Star Retro

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

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Something Worth Waiting For

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

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CWG Book Blast: “Celebrating Advent and Christmas With Children,” by Colleen Rooney

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

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Healing Our Decembers

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

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The Advent of Mercy

These are troubling times but God is at work in powerful ways.  The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy begins with Advent and offers us as Catholics a unique invitation and challenge to BE the change we wish to see in … Continue reading

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The Obvious Lie

          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

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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Advent

  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

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