Advent

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

This song from my Wait with Me CD is derived from the Sunday liturgy’s first reading from Isaiah: And here is a song in honor of Mary for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Part of the Catholicmom Advent Wreath Link-Up Click to Tweet & Share: Music for the Second Sunday of Advent and the […]

Five minutes around the Advent Wreath can give new (quiet) meaning to Christmas

Five minutes around the Advent Wreath can give new (quiet) meaning to Christmas

My habit every Christmas is to spend a few minutes each morning in front of the Advent wreath on our dining room table. For those of you not familiar with this Roman Catholic tradition, one sets up a simple wreath with four candles in the middle. Three are purple and one is pink. The candles […]

Music for your waiting

Music for your waiting

It’s hard to believe Christmas is only a month away.  The waiting can be filled with much shopping, parties, busyness, noise, rushing around … not bad things, but the waiting can also be filled with quiet expectation. Time alone. Silence. So one can think, ponder and imagine the scene of the coming Messiah, born as […]

Preparing for Christmas: Veni Veni Emmanuel

Preparing for Christmas: Veni Veni Emmanuel

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Solace in the rose-colored candle: a prayer for the 26 Innocents of Newtown, CT

Solace in the rose-colored candle: a prayer for the 26 Innocents of Newtown, CT

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! So says Saint Paul in the fourth chapter of Philippians. Each reading this third Sunday of Advent proclaimed joy: Shout for joy, daughter Zion! sing joyfully, Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, daughter Jerusalem! (Zephaniah 13:4) Shout with exultation, City of […]

When the Man Comes Around – guest post from The Holy Rover

When the Man Comes Around – guest post from The Holy Rover

What do St. John the Baptist, the season of Advent and Johnny Cash have in common? You’d be surprised! Lori Erickson, from her Holy Rover blog, draws the parallel in this fascinating post: For those of you out there who are churchy types, you know that we’re now in the season of Advent. While the […]

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