Advent: What Happens after the Birthday Crumbs have been Swept Away?

Benedictine Oblate Sharon McNamara asks what, exactly, Advent should prepare us for.

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Your Invitation to Advent, Christmas Services

Join the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, for special celebrations.

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Making Advent Meaningful for Yourself

Catholic Benedictine Sister Ruth Ksycki shares 4 ways to approach this sacred season.

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Advent: A Time for Giving Gifts to Ourselves

Don’t let Advent get lost this year in all the bustle and aggravation of acquisition. Use it. Treasure it. Grow from it.

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4th Sunday: Christ is Within Us ... But Will We Say Yes or No?

Like Mary, Christ is already with us. How will we respond?

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2nd Sunday: Forgive!

Sister Catherine Cleary echoes the words of John the Baptist when she says Advent is the time to forgive.

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Starting Anew this Advent

First Sunday of Advent reflection by Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

Read more | Comments (1) | Dec 01, 2017