Advent is an “already/not yet time”! We sing “O Come Emmanuel” knowing that Emmanuel means “God is with us.”
Monthly Archive for November, 2009
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 24th, 2009
Sometimes images, metaphors, stories and poetry awaken us to the meaning of Advent and Christmas as much as praying the Scriptures. The following is a story that awakens me and perhaps it will awaken you. The story’s source is unknown.
The season of Advent offers time to reflect on our readiness to celebrate the coming of the Lord. We not only prepare to celebrate the historical coming of the Lord, the Infant, baby Jesus, be we also prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus. The coming of the Lord at the end of time is [...]
The last time I blogged I was on the road in Ames Iowa directing a retreat at Iowa State University. Actually, that was several weeks ago. Obviously, I am behind in my reflections. It reminds me of my experience seeing the desert for the first time. I was in Tucson Ariz. and it was December. [...]
This week I am at Iowa State University in Ames directing 5 students and 1 adult in a 4 day ‘Busy Person’s Retreat.’ What an awesome experience it has been!
When Stefanie MacDonald completed her Canonical Novice Year last summer, she took a major step along her path to becoming a professed Benedictine Sister. Now she’s back in the classroom, and even has a boyfriend! Read her thoughts about how religious life mixes with professional life in the newest edition of Steps!