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Advent

Advent is a season of light. The lighting of the Advent wreath candles during the four weeks of the Advent season reminds us of our closeness to Jesus, the light of God and gift of the Father. Learn about the Faith and Spirituality of Loretto members.

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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/22/2019

By Loretto Community / December 22, 2019 /

Week Four – Noticing: To Live Our Moment Fully A spirituality of noticing will move us to the small meaningful acts of compassion that restore hope. Then we will join the restorers around us, restoring creation, human dignity and peace, one little step at a time! Action: Merry Christmas!

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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/15/2019

By Loretto Community / December 15, 2019 /

Week Three – Memory: To Trust Our Prophetic Call The quest for the future must begin by remembering. To understand the future we need to take time to remember. “Remember” in Spanish comes from re-cordis, to run through the heart once more. We need to “re-cordar.” Memory is the sacrament of presence. Action: How can…

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Reflection: Second Sunday of Advent

By Elaine Prevallet SL / December 8, 2019 /

   Today’s readings are a beautiful, powerful, appropriate challenge to begin our  Advent season. Today we hear promise of a Savior – one who embodies a Spirit of wisdom and justice. We’re challenged to recognize an extraordinary opportunity for making peace – a wolf and a lamb, a cow and a bear can be companions…

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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/8/2019

By Loretto Community / December 8, 2019 /

Week Two – Vision: To See With Prophetic Hope Prophecy and hope dance in the endless cycle that compassion weaves into the future promised by God. Our small simple acts of compassion offers this vision of creation to every single human being as prophecy because we believe! Action: Through your prayers, listening or presence reach…

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What is Emerging?

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2019 /

Advent provides for us the opportunity to reflect and pray about our role as Mothers of God in our world today and in the future. We often get caught in the old paradigm of how things are done and what our role is, and we totally miss the newness, the unexpected that the Universe is…

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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/1/2019

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2019 /

Week One: Called to Restore! Here we are called to hope in the vision of God for the future. We need to go through this time together…. called to the discipleship of Jesus, called to be sacraments of the presence of God in our world. Action: Simple hospitality is identified as a seed of hope.…

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