18Dec Friday in the 3rd Week of Advent

God was doing something new, something extraordinary, in the life of Mary and of Joseph, indeed, in the life of the human race...

17Dec Thursday in the 3rd Week of Advent

There is an understandable interest in learning about our family tree; most people want to know their genetic background. "Who are the people who have helped to make me who I am?"

16Dec Wednesday in Week 3 of Advent

When we come to God in our brokenness, in our poverty, in our weakness and need, we will experience his presence as healing and life-giving and renewing. That is good news for the church, especially in these times...

15Dec Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Advent

The infant Christ recalls our basic humanity as created by God. He requires of his followers to give each person a chance to be truly who he or she is, respecting them as God's image as truly as we ourselves are...

14Dec Monday in the 2nd Week of Advent

The officials who administered the Temple certainly had not given Jesus permission to drive out the merchants or disturb the business of the money changers and others who were making the temple a market-place...

12Dec Saturday in the 2nd Week of Advent

John the Baptist was martyred, because "they did not recognize him, but treated him as they pleased." This rejection of the Baptist would also become the experience of Jesus himself...

11Dec Friday in the 2nd Week of Advent

We are called dance to the music of Jesus, the music of his Spirit in our lives. If we tune in to the Lord's rhythm and melody it can shape all that we say and do. That is our Advent calling in preparing for the birthday of Jesus...

10Dec Thursday in the 2nd Week of Advent

When Jesus praised Johnthe Baptist it was for the people's profit, to revive their memory of John's ministry, which was in danger of being forgotten.

09Dec Wednesday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Advent is a good season to come before the Lord in our weakness and our tiredness, asking him to give us new strength, so that we can be channels of his life-giving strength to others...

08Dec The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On this feast day, Mary inspires us as the most favoured one, the mother of our Saviour, who enjoys the fullness of the grace of God...




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