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The Third Sunday of Advent C
December 16, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Advent Song

Advent is like a retreat that the worldwide Church is making. In this third week of Advent we will consider our lives in the context of the great beauty God has put in us and around us.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Our Struggle to Celebrate

We seem to lack the capacity to simply enjoy things, to take life, pleasure, love, and enjoyment as a gift from God, pure and simple.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Good News

You can put your trust in God; but what happens when you know that God can put no trust in you? What happens to joy in the face of this thought?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Hope and Joy

Our work for a better world is preparation for the coming of Christ. It is also a sign that the coming of Christ is near.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

What to do?

Maybe you rejoice when you are singing at Mass on Sunday. Are there other times during the week that you experience the same kind of joy?

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A Poem to
Sit With


J Janda

a skunk’s slow progress
told by the trembling
of tassel grass and

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