Seeing Out the Old Year, Welcoming the New

In the optimistic anticipation of better things to come, we celebrate the New Year AND the Solemnity of Mary on January 1.

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Silent Night, Holy Night

Benedictine Catholic Sister Mary Core shares the Christmas traditions of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, IL

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Be Strong, Take Heart

Benedictine Catholic Sister Bobbi Bussan says Advent has broken open her prayer to be strong and take heart.

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Advent: Time Stands Still & Soul Meets Creator

Benedictine Catholic Sister Jackie Walsh says her mom's death revealed Advent wisdom to her.

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Waiting for Jesus (and Santa)!

Sister Marlene Miller remembers her childhood Advent and Christmas Eve.

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Waiting for The One

A reminiscence of joyful anticipation from Catholic Benedictine Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB

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The Beautiful Light of Advent

Benedictine Oblate Juanita Ghere shares what Advent means to her.

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Advent: Journey into Mystery

Catholic Benedictine Sister Marianne Burkhard shares her childhood memories of Advent in Switzerland as she prepares once again for Christ to enter the humble manger of her heart.

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An Advent Task: Clearing Out Clutter

Benedictine Oblate Susan Ryan says her spiritual practice this Advent is to clear her house (and heart) of clutter!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy students acted out the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island.

Read more | Comments (0) | Dec 12, 2018