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Advent- Be Vigilant in Love! MOUNT CARMEL - November 27, 2015 ... liturgical year turns its page to a new season- the Season of Advent- which begins this Sunday. We traditionally celebrate our New Year on the 1st of January, but our church calendar actually starts its new year in the evening hour of the last Saturday of the 34th week in Ordinary Time. Prior to this, the reading at Masses were pointed towards the "end times." The readings were ominous in character, apocalyptic, and speak of the end of the world as ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/cXPL6sWRE28/advent-be-vigilant-in-love.html
Advent, Catholic and Orthodox MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - November 25, 2015 ... those talks and discussions we had ever took place. And, of course, over it all still looms the spectre of Paris and Isis and an uncertain future for the world we love and for that vision of unity and peace, which lies at the heart of the Christian Gospel, together with the imperatives of mercy and forgiveness. Let us pray earnestly, even more so than before, for peace and that the King of Peace may touch the hearts of the most hateful and negative people in ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/11/conference-24th-2015-brethren-its-now-5.html
Making Advent a Game Changer EYES ON HEAVEN - November 18, 2015 ... coming to grow in our hearts. Right now, my husband and I have three kids, four and under, all born in the month of February. If you do the math, that means that I've been about 6 months pregnant during 3 of the last 5 Advents. Expecting a child is a WONDERFUL way of getting into the Advent season and teaching kids what we mean when we say that we're waiting for Baby Jesus to arrive. But we can't count on that ...http://eyesonheaven.net/making-advent-a-game-changer/
Homily: Report Card BUKAS PALAD - November 14, 2015 Year B / Ordinary Time /Thirty-third Sunday Readings: Daniel 12.1-3 / Psalm 16 (R/1) / Hebrews 10.11-14,18 / Mark: 13.24-32 We've come to that time of the year, again; a time we all know so well as one of either delight or disappointment, relief or anxiety. We have a name for this time in school: it's report card time. For us who are students, teachers or parents, a report card sums up how well one has lived and studied this past school ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2015/11/homily-report-card.html
Holyrood Embering: Observing Holy Cross Ember Week Καθολικός διάκονος - September 13, 2015 ... criticism, often exaggerated and unjust, of the Second Vatican Council when it comes to such matters, I firmly believe that what the Council Fathers and Bl Pope Paul VI, who was given the arduous task of the implementing the Council, were seeking was not to abolish these tried and true means of spiritual and ecclesial growth, but to promote spiritual maturity among the faithful not by laying heavy burdens on them, but issuing an invitation. It seems obvious to me that prayer and fasting are ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/09/holyrood-embering-observing-holy-cross.html