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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Isaiah 25: 6-9Psalm 23Matthew 15: 29-39 These passages talk about how God gives us hope by comforting us. God comforts us in a way that is part of our daily life.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Isaiah 11:1-10Psalm 72: 1-8   Luke 10:21-24 Scholars differ as to whether Isaiah 11 is a messianic prediction or whether it suggests a continuation of the Davidic dynasty.  Regardless, it is one of my favourite Advent

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Isaiah 4:2-6   Psalm 122   Matthew 8:5-13 Isaiah 4:2-6, seems to me to be an overwhelming blessing of compassionate love from God. In general, it describes a perfect shelter from the wickedness of destructive

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Isaiah 2:1-5    Psalm 122  Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 Advent is again upon us.  Why do we keep Advent year after year?  There has to be more to it than what we hear in scripture

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THE PROPHETS’ CANDLE – HOPE

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Come! Wait with me! Hope for our world is coming! God calls us out of darkness to walk in the light. Over the next four weeks of Advent, I thought I would

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A Winter Blessing.

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Today I woke up to a white world which tells me that winter is here, and I wonder that time travels so fast as the days shorten and the nights lengthen!  Once

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A SMALL WORD THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Sometime ago, Sister Wilma gave me an article from the Toronto Star that prompted reflections both on the contents of the article and also the subtitle of the article: “Rolling with a

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IT IS THE BEST POSSIBLE TIME TO BE ALIVE.

Sister Doreen’s Reflections “IT IS THE BEST POSSIBLE TIME TO BE ALIVE, WHEN ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW IS WRONG!” (Tom Stoppard) Some time ago when reading Diamuid O’Muchu’s book “Catching Up with Jesus”

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PASTORAL CARE OF THE SELF.

Sister Doreen’s Reflections “Life is like the breath: we must be able to live in an easy rhythm between give and take. If we cannot learn to live and breathe in this rhythm, we will

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THIS FRAGILE EARTH OUR ISLAND HOME.

Sister Doreen’s Reflections (from BAS Eucharistic Prayer #4): “The human community and the natural world will go into the future as a single sacred community, or we will both perish in the desert.” (Thomas Berry)

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