Posts from December 2018

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Reflection on Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Family

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Family As a parent of young children, I love the Advent and Christmas seasons. The stress of the “hustle and bustle” is always outweighed by the joy that overflows from the hearts of my three sons.  I have learned this year, however, that Christmas is especially […]

Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Advent 12/23/2018 With an 8 year old boy in the house, it is theeee MOST precarious of Christmas Seasons.  With the balance of a boy’s belief in Santa versus not believing, faith is in the balance. Your childhood was probably just like mine with families creating Christmas traditions, which […]

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent 12/16/2018 Christmas Presence or Presents? As a Eucharistic Minister, there are occasions on which I bring the Blessed Sacrament to people I know in a hospital or nursing home setting. Having the opportunity to serve in this capacity recently caused me to reflect on this week’s Gospel reading […]

Reflection on the Second Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Second Sunday of Advent 12/9/18 How powerful today’s readings and Gospel are!  These paint such a perfect picture for us this Advent to begin to “let go” of our worldly things and instead trust in and completely love God.  This is best illustrated in the opening words of “Jerusalem, take off your […]

Reflection on the First Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the First Sunday of Advent 12/2/2018 I was asked to write a reflection on the readings for the first Sunday of Advent and I chose to briefly comment on Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 21, verses 25-28 and 34-36.  Chapter 21 in Luke’s Gospel prophesies about the end of times and discusses the period between […]