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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 23, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br. Gabriel Torretta, OP When we pray for peace at mass, the most graphic images that come to mind are usually the wars in the Middle East, unrest in Egypt, or the like. But the chaos of war and social turmoil is not the only offense against peace. For most of us, the […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP The world tears us in a thousand different directions, and gives us a million different opinions about every subject, most of which contradict. Marketing, newspapers, blogs, and the like churn out a constant stream of facts and emotions that can be hard to make sense of, and even harder […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 18, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP Mercy is a funny thing. We all expect other people to show us mercy, but only rarely do we think other people are right to expect us to show them mercy. If someone cuts me off in traffic, I’m likely to scream and curse; if I cut someone else […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP All hikers have, at some point or another, found themselves completely out of water, several arduous miles away from trail’s end. Once the heat and labor of the day exhaust the body’s normal water supplies, the burning thirst that results has a curious effect; rather than simply sapping the […]

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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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