Category Archives: Advent

Reflection for the 1st Sunday of Advent-Cycle C

    FIRST READING                            Jeremiah 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah.  In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a … Continue reading

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Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete) Year A

Third Sunday of Advent, Year A –  Gaudete Sunday.   In his moving homily for the Inauguration of his Petrine Ministry as Bishop of Rome on April 24, 2005, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI spoke these words:   The pastor must … Continue reading

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Rorate Sunday

Desert dew  A little study on my part has revealed that yesterday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, has been sometimes called Rorate Sunday in times past and even present. This is to be distinguished from Rorate Masses, which refer to Votive Masses of … Continue reading

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