A "Yes" That Overcame All Fear

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“Her willingness was her magnificence.  This we know and marvel at when we recall how You first came to us,” (Upon A Luminous Night, Christine Rogers, p.9).  Mary’s willingness was echoed in her ‘yes’…her ‘yes’, says the poem further on, “to a thing she only partly understood” (p.9).  This ‘yes’, which was encirc
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Second Sunday of Advent 2015 - Prepare a Path

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I like to begin with a text from the twelfth century Cistercian Abbot, Guerric of Igny, and then tease out what he is saying to his brother monks and to us.  This is from his fifth sermon for Advent:  “‘Prepare a way for the Lord.’  We prepare the way of the Lord as we are bidden to do so by walking along it; and we can walk along it only by preparin  However far you journey along it, the way is always waiting to be prepared, so that you must start afresh from the place that you have reac
December 07, 2015 Read More
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