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Advent 4 Musings: O Ancient Love

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Advent Four Musings: What are we waiting for O Ancient Love? In the new Hymn book published by the Anglican Church of Canada called “Sing a New Creation” there is a hymn

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Saturday , December 16, 2023

MIGUEL ADÁNWood relief, polychromed and gilded 1530-1600 Sirach 48:1-11 Psalm 80:1-3, 14-18 Matthew 17:9-13  In the reading from Matthew’s gospel, the disciples and Jesus have just shared an experience of “transfiguration.”  This is an event that lies

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Friday , December 15, 2023

Panel depicting two angels in a scene from the Nativity; possibly from the Infancy of Christ window in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Glencairn Museum, Isaiah 48:17-19 Psalm 1 Matthew 11:16-19 When reading

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Thursday , December 14, 2023

 Velino Shije Herrera, Story Teller, ca. 1925-1935, gouache and pencil on paperboard, sheet: 10 x 15 in. (25.6 x 38.2 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum Isaiah 41:13-20 Psalm 145:1-4, 8-13 Matthew 11:7-15 How do we communicate our experiences of faith in God in

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Tuesday , December 12, 2023

Isaiah 40: 1-11 Psalm 96 Matthew 18:12-14 Lately, when I wake in the night, I have been going back to sleep listening to the words of Isaiah 40 in the Handel’s Messiah. “Comfort ye, comfort

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 85:8-13 Luke 5:17-26 Continuing our journey through the Advent season, our hearts yearn for peace and are filled with hope. Isaiah reminds us of God’s promise: “The desert will bloom, the eyes

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mosaic from the arch of an Arian Baptistry. End of the fifth century. Ravenna,  Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Travelling around the UK this summer, we were confronted with potholes everywhere.

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Advent 3 Musings: O Ancient Love

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Advent Three Musings: What are we waiting for O Ancient Love? In the new Hymn book published by the Anglican Church of Canada called “Sing a New Creation” there is a hymn

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While I Breathe I hope

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Dum Spiro/ While I Breathe, I Hope Seeking the Dove David W. Opheim Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26       Psalm 14, 7:1-12   Matthew 9:35-10:1,5-8 ‘God delights in expectant hope, a trusting hope in His

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