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"I Am The Vine; You Are The Branches."
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17 December - Advent
Many people are interested in tracing their roots and learning something of their ancestry. Most of us would like to know where we came from and what...
A New Interest In Genealogy
18 December - Advent
Jeremiah is prophesying that we will have a king, a righteous shoot of David, who will reign and govern us wisely. Jesus Christ is the Messiah-King...
Joseph's Love And Compassion For Mary
19 December - Advent
The birth of Samson, like John the Baptist’s, was announced by an angel. Zechariah and Elizabeth knew the sorrow of being childless. In the...
Silence Is Golden
20 December - Advent
Through Isaiah we have that wonderful prophecy of Mary and the coming of our Messiah, “The Maiden is with child and will soon give birth to a son...
The Hardest Prayer To Pray
21 December - Advent
Two pregnant women greeted each other in the hill country of Judea. Almost no one noticed or cared. At that moment big events dominated. Augustus was...
Who Really Matters?
22 December - Advent
In today’s first reading we see how grateful Hannah is to God for Samuel’s birth. She offers a sacrifice in thanksgiving. Almost everyone young...
God Exalts The Lowly
23 December - Advent
Elizabeth’s and Zechariah’s relatives and neighbours at the end of the naming ceremony of their son John asked the question, “What shall this...
No Place Like Home
Immaculate Conception - Advent
Had there been no Mary, there would have been no Jesus. In God’s economy of salvation she was so important to Him and us. Our first parents sinned...
The Importance Of Mary
Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord - Advent
Does the proclamation of the Gospel fill you with joy and hope? When the Lord comes to redeem us He will fill us with His Holy Spirit, the source of...
The Lord Has Visited His People
Sunday of Week 1 in Advent - Year B
People often consider the question, “Is there life after death?” But there is another equally valid question, “Is there life before death? This...
Enjoy Life Today
Monday of Week 1 in Advent
The good people of this world long for peace. If ever our world needs to read the words of Isaiah it is today. He tells us that when the Lord comes,...
Faith And Humility Prepare For Christmas
Tuesday of Week 1 in Advent
What a beautiful picture Isaiah describes in the first reading! It is a world where justice reigns, and where all of nature is in harmony. Animals...
Wednesday of Week 1 in Advent
In this first week of Advent the world is looking forward eagerly to Christmas. You only have to walk around a shopping centre to sense the hustle,...
Everything To Look Forward To
Thursday of Week 1 in Advent
Our two readings today tell us how to be wise or how to remain a fool. The wise person is the one who relies on God and builds his house on rock. The...
How To Be A Wise Person
Friday of Week 1 in Advent
Isaiah saw a vision of the future which excited him very much. A time would come when barren land would become fertile, disabled people cured and the...
Jesus Can Cure Our Spiritual Blindness
Saturday of Week 1 in Advent
The world in which Isaiah lived was not so very different from our own. He saw around him people who were in distress, suffering from the wounds and...
Shepherds For The Lost Sheep
Sunday of Week 2 in Advent - Year B
Zachary, the father of John the Baptist, perfectly summed up his son’s calling at his naming ceremony when he said, “You shall go ahead of the...
John The Baptist Prepares Us For Christmas
Monday of Week 2 in Advent
Isaiah waxes eloquently about the coming of the Messiah. The people of God were in the doldrums and they needed uplifting. They were living during a...
Health In Soul And Body
Tuesday of Week 2 in Advent
We Catholics believe in God. We have accepted the moral code of Jesus and make attempts to live it. We are involved in the Church and receive her...
The Joy Of Real Religion
Wednesday of Week 2 in Advent
There are some people who say that God created the world and went to sleep, leaving it to run all by itself. When they look around at what is...
God Is Always In Charge Of His Creation
Thursday of Week 2 in Advent
John the Baptist has been called the greatest of the prophets. All the Old Testament prophets, like Elijah and Isaiah, had a vision of the future in...
How Fortunate We Are
Friday of Week 2 in Advent
There is one word which every child seems to learn but which no one has to teach them. That word is "No." They say "No" to eating the right kind of...
Never Say No To God
Saturday of Week 2 in Advent
In these weeks of Advent we hear a great deal about the prophets. The whole of Old Testament history was leading towards Christ's coming, and it is...
Listen To The Prophets
Sunday of Week 3 in Advent - Year B
On the Third Sunday of every Advent the Church helps us to prepare for Christ’s coming at Christmas by presenting us with John the Baptist. John...
"Make A Straight Way For The Lord"
Monday of Week 3 in Advent
When the Israelites were about to pass through Moab on their way from Egypt to the Promised Land, Balak, the Moabite king, feared that they would...
God In Control
Tuesday of Week 3 in Advent
In the first reading we see that the rebellious and defiled will not listen to the call of God, but there will be salvation for those who are humble...
Renewing Our Commitment
Wednesday of Week 3 in Advent
“I am the Lord unrivalled, There is no other god beside Me, A God of integrity and a saviour; There is no other apart from Me. Turn to Me and be...
Turn To Me And Be Saved
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