Going to the Heart of Christmas

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“If you wish to meet God, go as far as your own heart”.  Dear Sisters, these words of St. Bernard were appropriate at the beginning of Advent, and they are as appropriate right now.  Our gospel reading for this fourth Sunday of Advent is the Visitation.  The encounter of Mary and Elizabeth is an encounter of the heart, heart meeting heart…Without the opening of the heart there would be no realization or awareness of the new birth stirring in the cave of the heart.  We hear Elizabeth in the gospel crying out: “As soon as your greeting came the babe in my womb leaped for joy” (Lk 1:44).

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Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day: RB 7:31-33Mass: Zp 3:14-18a or Rm 12:9-16; Resp Ps (Is 12); Lk 1:39-53 Visitation Church, Ein Kerim, JerusalemMary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town in Judah,where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Eli
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