November 23, 2013

The Advent of Advent

Introduction I’m delighted to have this opportunity to spend time with all of you who are members (or becoming members) of the Order of Malta, and to do so on the cusp of the season of Advent. If you were to visit my residence, you would see to my shame and chagrin that it already...
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Order of Malta Day of Recollection

Introduction Today’s readings were probably not designed to get us ready for Advent but they provide plenty of good material for examining our hearts as we prepare to observe the conclusion of the Year of Faith and the beginning of the season of Advent. Without further ado, let’s take a second look at these readings,...
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Thanksgiving prayers, blessings before the big meal, music, and reflections: Day 4

 Introduction:In the nine days leading up to Thanksgiving I will share a novena of prayers, reflections, and music selections that may enhance the celebration of this special day with your family and friends.Day 4: Focus on families with small children and persons with disabilities.    Day 4:  Today I share a Thanksgiving
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