Christmas Blessings!

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Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas!  May the joy of the Spirit abide within you, God’s peace rest upon you, Christ’s love flow through you, and all the blessings of our Provident God be yours.

Advent Blessings: Love

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This final Sunday of Advent, we reflect on LOVE. Scripture tells us that God is love (1 John 4). Jesus Christ was born as Love Incarnate. Christ showed us how to love.  Ultimately, love saved us on the cross.  God, this holy season we thank you for the gift of love – Jesus Christ.  We humbly… Read more »

Advent Blessings: Joy

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This third week of Advent, we reflect upon JOY. We are joyful because God is with us. Even during the darkest times, this faithful joy is present in our hearts. The baby whose birth we celebrate at Christmas is the same Jesus Christ who died for our salvation on the Cross. The same risen Christ… Read more »

Advent Blessings: Peace

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During the second week of Advent, we reflect upon PEACE.  The Hebrew word for peace: Shalom, means more than the absence of violence or conflict. Biblically, it refers to an inward sense of completeness and tranquility that comes from God.  It is also used as a blessing, like  “Peace be with you.” For Franciscans, peace… Read more »

Advent Blessings: HOPE

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On this first Sunday of Advent, we reflect on HOPE. Not simply a wish or blind optimism, our hope is firmly rooted in our trust in God’s Providence. We go forward with hope because God is with us.  The expectant hope of advent invites us to make more room in lives and hearts for Christ. … Read more »