Advent Week 2
Week of Peace
In this second week of advent, open up your heart and mind to receive forgiveness and an interior peace that comes from God alone.
December 6, 2020
This week of advent, let’s focus on finding true inner peace that comes from allowing ourselves to be an instrument of His peace and love. This week, reflect on times you have and haven’t trusted in God. When did you feel more at peace?
December 7, 2020
Today’s Saint of the Day, Saint Ambrose, calls our spirit to rise to another world. While there is a lot of uncertainty in our world, we can look to Heaven and be at peace regardless of outside circumstances, and rest in God’s promises.
Generous - Holy Day of Obligation
December 8, 2020
Today is The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was full of grace, and trusted in the Lord’s divine help for wisdom, mercy and understanding. We can all learn from Our Blessed Mother’s beautiful example, and listen to what God calls us to do and follow Him as she did.
December 9, 2020
Saint Francis de Sales, known as the “Gentleman Saint,” became bishop of Geneva at age 35. While administering his diocese he continued to preach, hear confessions, and catechize the children. His gentle character was a great asset in winning souls. He practiced his own axiom, “A spoonful of honey attracts more flies than a barrelful of vinegar.”
December 10, 2020
This week as we reflect on peace, part of this is about living in harmony with those around you, being signs of peace and brother-and-sisterhood as we live our daily lives. Let’s remember to be kind to one another. The more we care for each other, the more we become one.
December 11, 2020
In a season you might be thinking of the things that have been taken away from you and find it difficult to stay positive. Take a step back, reflecting on the ways that God has, in fact, been good in your life. These moments will refresh your outlook and provide you with peace.
December 12, 2020
Mary’s appearance to Juan Diego as one of his people is a powerful reminder that Mary—and the God who sent her—accept all peoples. These days when we hear so much about God’s preferential option for the poor, Our Lady of Guadalupe cries out to us that God’s love for and identification with the poor is an age-old truth that stems from the Gospel itself.