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An Advent Moment: God Comes

The India poet Tagore in his poem “Silent Steps” gives us a focus for our Advent prayer and reflection:   Have you not heard his silent steps? He comes, comes, ever comes. Have you not heard his silent steps? He comes, comes, ever comes. Every moment and every age, every day and every night he ...
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SCC Ideas That Work: Prayer Options

Being creative with the opening and closing prayer can help participants grow by experiencing a variety of prayer forms. Familiar prayers can be reassuring, and they should be a part of the group’s overall experience, but sharing new words and forms can capture the participants’ attention, help them appreciate prayer ...
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Advent: A Time of Visitation Moments

In the last two years of her life, my mother received notes from various people telling her of their gratitude for her friendship and the impact she had on their lives. I shared snippets of them during the eulogy at her funeral. One is a letter from Rosemarie to my ...
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God Answers ’Knee-Mail’

As I was driving past a church the sermon topic on the sign board caught my attention: “God Answers Knee-Mail." These titles are often expressed in catchy terms in order to attract people to come on Sunday and hear the whole sermon. I understand this phrase “knee-mail” has been around ...
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God’s Light Shines in a Soccer Field

When two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in their midst. Matthew 18:20   On a warm August evening, candles lit the sky in prayer.   I live at Our Lady of Peace Convent in New Providence, New Jersey. Last week, on a warm August evening, supporters and neighbors gathered in ...
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Dedication of St. John Lateran

The word “zeal” doesn’t come up very often in conversation. Perhaps that’s because “zeal” refers to a level of passion that itself is unusual—the level of passion Jesus demonstrated in the incident described in the passage from St. John’s Gospel. The Gospel tells us that when Jesus drove the merchants and money ...
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