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Advent 2013: 'O Sapientia'

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
At times life can seem so bewildering and mysterious that it feels as if we are lacking a vital piece of knowledge, something that would ‘unlock’ the secrets of the world around us and bring its mysteries into the clear light of day. Indeed, many of us will have experienced the wonderful gift of a sagacious friend, someone who sees a problem from a new and insightful perspective, and—looking at things in a new way—offers shrewd advice in times of trial and indecision. Many modern approaches to wisdom, perhaps influenced by Freudian psychology, share a common supposition: wisdom is found by uncovering the power of our untapped inner resources that lie in our subconscious, by looking inwards to the mystery of ourselves.

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Third Monday of Advent: The Coming of Our King

Monday, December 16, 2013
Readings: Num. 24: 2-7,15-17A; Mt. 21: 23-27 Read more

Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Readings: Isaiah 35:1-6,10; Psalm 145:6-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 Read more

Second Saturday of Advent: Things as they are

Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Second Friday of Advent: Fasting and Feasting

Friday, December 13, 2013
Readings: Isaiah 48:17-19; Psalm 1:1-4,6; Matthew 11:16-19
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Second Thursday of Advent: On the way

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Readings: Is 41, 13-20; Ps 145; Mt 11:11-15. Read more

Las Casas Lecture by Jean-Jacques Perennes OP - "the message of the martyrs of Algeria", and a reflection on the film Of Gods and Men

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Witness of the Gospel in a world of violence: the message of the martyrs of Algeria Read more

Second Wednesday of Advent: Work to Live!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Readings: Isaiah 40:25-31; Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10; Matthew 11:28-30 Read more

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent: The Vulnerable Flock

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, December 09, 2013
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