Tag Archive: #reflection

How Pope Francis Views Advent’s Call to Hope

Posted on December 16, 2022
Advent is a “continuous call to hope,” says Pope Francis. It seems, then, that a key aim of this pre-Christmas season is to focus attention on hope’s immense importance for everyone. But why? Is hope a problem? Sure, it can [read more...]

Advent Series Week Three: Immaculee’s Story

Posted on December 14, 2022
Gear up for a powerful example of someone who has grasped the Lord’s hope for all of us in our forgiveness journey. Hear her experience of wrestling with the words from the Our Father, “forgive us our trespasses as we [read more...]

What a Perfect YES Looks Like

Posted on December 13, 2022
“God will never ask you to do more than Mary did.” And what did Mary do? She said “yes” to the Angel Gabriel. Fr. Mike wants us to meditate on how we can learn to say “yes” to God from [read more...]

Be Open to God’s Subtle Signs

Posted on December 12, 2022
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Year A In order to draw us ever closer to Him, God permits us to experience different trials during our lives. We see this in today’s Gospel, where Joseph learns about the Blessed Mother’s pregnancy. [read more...]

O Come, O Come,’ everyone

Posted on December 6, 2022
Ever since I became a mom — more than 20 years and four kids ago — the Advent and Christmas season has taken on a whole different perspective for me. That perspective has opened up the meaning of the season [read more...]

Humble Beginnings

Posted on December 5, 2022
On this Third Sunday of Advent, we are reminded, yet again, that Jesus is coming. But how will He come? The Gospels reveal to us that Jesus came not as a great leader, not as a warrior, not as a [read more...]

Advent Series Week One: What Forgiveness is Not

Posted on November 29, 2022
In this 4-part Advent video series, Chris Stefanick discusses forgiveness. While true forgiveness is a process and a decision, there are many things forgiveness is not. Learn how to keep your boundaries while forgiving someone who isn’t sorry. Click HERE [read more...]

Preparing for Christmas

Posted on November 29, 2022
What is the best way to prepare for the season of Advent? You’re free to do what you know will help you prepare for Christmas the best. If decorating and so forth does not help you prepare for the coming [read more...]

God’s Kingdom is at Hand

Posted on November 28, 2022
Second Sunday of Advent – Year A Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Christmas will be here soon. Today’s responsorial psalm reads: “Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever.” And this refrain, is a beautiful [read more...]