December 2020

Month

By: Daniel Cadrin, OP   During the Christmas Eve liturgy, the coming of Jesus was presented with stories and images: a child is born, angels and shepherds move around this child in a manger with Mary and Joseph. But in the Christmas Day liturgy, to speak of the coming of Jesus, we have instead reflections...
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By: Michel Côté, OP The text of the Visitation this morning is a very well-know story: It touches into the fundament paradigm and myth-basis of our Christian tradition.   The evocative power of this scene has been expressed by many painters throughout history. Just look up “Annunciation” in Wikipedia – as I did — to...
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By: Carla M. Thomas, OP “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice” (Phil 4:4). Sisters and brothers Gaudete Sunday is here again. We have arrived at that time in the Advent season when we are meant to shift from measured hope that the “Lord is coming” to intensified confidence that the “Lord is...
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By: Andrea Di Giovanni, OP Last week’s readings urged us to be watchful and alert in order to be ready for the coming of the Lord. Those readings reminded us that during Advent we wait on multiple levels, as we commemorate both the waiting that accompanies the birth of a baby, and also the waiting...
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