Choosing Light in Darkness

By Sister Phyllis McMurray, Prioress

In the liturgy for the First Sunday of Advent, we are called to “Be watchful! Be alert!”  Reflections on Advent remind us: Stay awake! Be aware! Pay attention!  As we enter Advent, we are called to be mindful of God entering our lives as Emmanuel, the One sent to be our “light forever” (Isaiah 60:19).   Continue Reading

Time to Wait, Time to Prepare

I find the Advent Liturgical Season the richest and most fundamental for my life.  As we listen to Prepare the Way of the Lord and Come Oh Come Immanuel, we join with humanity in waiting for Christ to come.

Advent serves as a great tool for discernment.  It is the perfect time to take stock of the past year and to prepare – to set goals – for the coming year. Continue Reading