December 15, 2019

A live nativity offers a lesson in joy

Our fourth grader may have only had one brief job to do, but he embraced it wholeheartedly. He held the Star proudly and peered through the center of it with an enormous smile. His eyes, his smile, and his whole face were full of joy.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete); Installation of Fr. T. Austin Murphy

But in calling us to rejoice St. Paul doesn’t imagine that we live in a trouble-free world. No, the joy to which he calls us is deeper, more beautiful, and more enduring than the momentary joy of pleasure or success or even the avoidance of suffering.
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$1 million gift will help build Hanway Academic Loft in Loyola’s new Fernandez Center

Loyola University Maryland has received a $1 million gift from Ellen and Ed Hanway to support the construction of the Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning, according to a Dec. 12 news release.
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Finding patience in Advent

When we complain about another, we often take a position of judgment. Yet only God is the ultimate judge, our Christ.
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