Thought for the Day – 23 December – What Jesus Wants From Us — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 23 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) What Jesus Wants From Us “Let us contemplate Jesus lying on a rough pallet of straw in the manger.When we see Him looking at us, let us ask ourselves what it is that He requires of us.In fact, He wants many […]

Thought for the Day – 23 December – What Jesus Wants From Us — AnaStpaul

A Christmas Story — Darlene Foster’s Blog (Reblog)

Some of you may have read this story before. It is included in an anthology of winning stories and poetry from twelve authors who took part in Stevie Turner’s ‘Share Your Short Story’ monthly writing competition, which ran from October 2017 to February 2020 on Stevie’s WordPress blog. All royalties from book sales are donated […]

A Christmas Story — Darlene Foster’s Blog

Advent 2020 – December 22 to December 24 — hip roof barn (Reblog)

I finally finished my upcycled Altoid tin Advent Calendar and I even managed to get it mailed. Yah me! Anyways, continue reading if you want to see what I included in the last few tins.

Advent 2020 – December 22 to December 24 — hip roof barn

Advent Reflection – 22 December – O Rex Gentium/O King of all Nations – ‘ … that we might see Him, touch Him and hear Him speak.” — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Advent Reflection – 22 December – Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent, O Rex Gentium/O King of all Nations, Readings: 1 Samuel 1:24-28, 1 Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8, Luke 1:46-56 The Lord is at hand, come let us adore Him. O KING OF ALL NATIONSand keystone of the Churchcome and save man,whom You formed from the dust! “…For […]

Advent Reflection – 22 December – O Rex Gentium/O King of all Nations – ‘ … that we might see Him, touch Him and hear Him speak.” — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 20 December – The Swaddling Clothes of the Divine Infant — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 20 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Swaddling Clothes of the Divine Infant “Mary, like other mothers in those days, wrapped the Infant Jesus in swaddling clothes.The Divine Child quietly offered this new humiliation to His heavenly Father.He saw prefigured in these bands, the ropes with which […]

Thought for the Day – 20 December – The Swaddling Clothes of the Divine Infant — AnaStpaul

Quote of the Day – Saturday of Advent – 19 December – Prepare — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Quote of the Day – Saturday of Advent – 19 December “I speak out in order to lead Himinto your heartsbut He does not choose to comewhere I lead Him,unless you prepare the way for Him.” St Augustine (354-430)Father and Doctor of the Church “Unreasoning and stupidthat you look for God where He is not!Listen […]

Quote of the Day – Saturday of Advent – 19 December – Prepare — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 19 December – The Cradle of the Divine Infant Jesus — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 19 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Cradle of the Divine Infant Jesus Enter once more with faith and love into the stable of Bethlehem.As soon as her Son has been miraculously delivered without any damage to her virginity, Mary adores Him and, with such maternal love […]

Thought for the Day – 19 December – The Cradle of the Divine Infant Jesus — AnaStpaul

Medieval Advent — A Writer’s Perspective (Reblog)

Mattana, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Today is the first Sunday in Advent. Advent does not, as I’ve read in more than one place, begin on the last Sunday in November. Mostly it does, but occasionally it begins on the first Sunday in December. The crucial thing is that Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas. […]

Medieval Advent — A Writer’s Perspective

Our New Advent — A Sign of Hope (Advent)

The Nativity – Greg Olsen By Charlie Johnston The first Advent occupied hundreds of years as a groaning world awaited the appearance of the Messiah. When He came in a manger, few noticed it at all. When He began His ministry, the ruling class rejected Him as a dangerous fraud. Even those who believed in […]

Our New Advent — A Sign of Hope

Advent Reflection – 11 December – ‘… I want to love You with all my heart.’ — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Advent Reflection – 11 December – Friday of the Second week of Advent, Readings: Isaiah 48:17-19, Psalms 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6, Matthew 11:16-19 Let us adore the Lord, the king who is to come. “For John came, neither eating nor drinking and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man […]

Advent Reflection – 11 December – ‘… I want to love You with all my heart.’ — AnaStpaul

The Uncertainty Principle — Mapping uncertainty (Reblog)

Such a strange December here on the southern coast. Days as grey as winter with a wind that bites like ice. Get over the mountains and it’s the blazing Aussie summer sun and bushfires burning out of control. Here, though, La Nina rules the weather. Cronus however, seems to be sleeping on the job. Time […]

The Uncertainty Principle — Mapping uncertainty