Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pausing... to grasp a presence

Transitional deacon Ben Little with holy monstrance.  St Paul Seminary, St Paul, MN
Our Holy Father said that Advent "invites us to pause in silence to grasp a presence."

He continued: "It is an invitation to understand that every event of the day is a gesture that God directs to us, a sign of the care He has for each one of us. How many times God makes us perceive something of His love! To have, so to speak, an 'interior diary' of this love would be a beautiful and salutary task for our life!

Advent invites and stimulates us to contemplate the Lord who is present. Should not the certainty of His presence help us to see the world with different eyes? Should it not help us to see our whole existence as a 'visit,' as a way in which He can come to us and be close to us, in each situation?"

Pope Benedict XVI
First Vespers, Saturday
November 28, 2009

 Happy St Nicholas Day!

Trusting you got a few goodies
in your shoes this morning!

includes a short and sweet UTube by Fr James Kubicki, SJ

St NicHolas, ora pro nobis!

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