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The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Year C
December 19, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


I used to be resentful as the daylight hours became shorter and shorter.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Mary as Model of Faith

Like Mary, we need to get pregnant by the Holy Spirit. We need to let the word take such root in us that it begins to become part of our actual flesh.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Where the Truth Lies

Who was this Elizabeth? An ordinary Jewish woman of her time, distinguished by her barrenness and not much more.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Come, Lord Jesus

Christmas happens. Christ comes, but in strange ways and surprising circumstances.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


What is the mission of the Messiah?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda




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