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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br. Innocent Smith, OP When we are waiting for the return of a long absent friend, for instance at a train station or airport, we strain our eyes as we attempt to pick him out of the crowd of people, wondering perhaps whether he will look the same as when we last saw […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 11, 2011 0 Comments

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP For children, December can be both the happiest and the most agonizing month of the year. The anticipation of Christmas is almost too much to bear—the long weeks of waiting, knowing that any (or none!) of the absolutely necessary, can’t-live-without toys and gadgets on their Christmas lists could be […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 8, 2011 0 Comments

The fullness of time Written by Br. Innocent Smith, O.P. Sometimes people are nostalgic for an era they never lived in. They might prefer the fashion, the music, or the mores of a bygone era, or they might look forward to some future period when all of their political or cultural aspiration will be realized. […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

For you shall be comforted! The world doesn’t work the way it should. Freak accidents ruin our plans; the greatest passions dwindle to boredom; our best friends annoy us; death snatches our loved ones and they are gone. Conflict is built into the structure of the world—we are not even at peace with ourselves. The […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

“Blessed are the poor in spirit” Advent begins with both a bang and a whisper. Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, stores, commercials, and TV channels are roiling with the frenetic energy of Yuletide cheer, while each of us struggles to remember what it is we are actually preparing for. But the clash […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

November 27, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP Advent is a time of preparation. But preparation for what? The Church only exists because Christ has already come to us, so Advent might just seem like a collective form of play-acting, where we pretend that we don’t know what’s coming, like naughty children who have long since found […]

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Reflections from WYD – The Vigil Miracle by Elizabeth Lent

August 26, 2011 0 Comments
Reflections from WYD – The Vigil Miracle by Elizabeth Lent

Elizabeth Lent, junior at Notre Dame and parishioner from Little Flower takes us back to World Youth Day.  Read about her final night at WYD. After Benedict XVI drove through the crowd in his Popemobile, we could actually see him walk on stage.  He gave an opening prayer as the youth continued its energetic cheers, […]

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Reflections from WYD by Elizabeth Lent

August 24, 2011 0 Comments
Reflections from WYD by Elizabeth Lent

Elizabeth Lent, junior at Notre Dame and parishioner from Little Flower takes us back to World Youth Day.  Read about her experience at Cuatro Vientos. Saturday, August 20th-Sunday, August, 21st The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of emotions, culminating World Youth Day 2011 in an unimaginably high spirit of enthusiasm and hope. At […]

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