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12/2/17 3:40 PM

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Is there some part of you seeking an escape from the stress of a lengthy Christmas to-do list and the prattling advertisements that saturate the airwaves long before December? Are you distracted, perhaps even burdened, by how upbeat everyone is expected to be during this “most wonderful time of the year”? It’s all too much,...


12/7/16 1:41 PM

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Advent is often touted as the Season of Waiting, but sometimes we forget exactly what waiting means because most of us live in an instant society. Many get what they want when they want, and truly have a minimal experience of waiting for anything.  


12/20/15 11:00 PM

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In the Gospel, we hear John the Baptist answer the crowd begging him to help them understand how to prepare for the one “who will bring a powerful Spirit and a burning fire.” What should we do? Share one of your two cloaks; share your food; do not take from others more than you should; do not...


12/19/15 11:00 PM

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Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti preaches at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, December 2015


12/14/15 11:00 PM

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As we enter the third week of Advent, the prayer invites us to rejoice, a strange request as Advent is a time of reflection, remembering, and getting ready. We reflect on our life to discover what is present or missing on our spiritual journey. We remember God’s coming in the past and look forward to God’s return at the end...


12/14/15 10:51 AM

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Common life is about the willingness to share our lives with one another. God is not found in isolation. The journey we are on is not meant to be walked alone. For Dominicans, the communal dimension of our religious life challenges to us to be of “one mind and one heart in God.”


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