Advent brings to mind:










Arriving/joyfully and cheerfully



The list is in no particular order and you will, I feel sure, expand it as your own reflections focus your mind.

The Advent journey means, like Mary and Joseph, being a pilgrim with all the yearning of a pilgrim for the final destination. It implies faith in God’s promise and faith in His presence. Let us take time to reflect on the promise and the presence as we wait patiently for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. It calls for alertness and, like Mary, for obedience and trust. 

I dedicate this short reflection to the mothers and fathers of young servicemen and women - (those gone to God and those serving in the war torn battlefields of our world) – that they may accept lovingly their share in the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus and their identification with Mary and Joseph who so lovingly and trustingly made the journey to Bethlehem preparing the Way for the Lord and our salvation.


Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel

Shall come to you, O Israel


Let us reflect and make our own God’s words in Jeremiah “I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord; and they shall be my people and I will be their God for they shall return to me with their whole heart!” What words could be more reassuring and comforting? So let us begin our preparation.

Arise 2
Come Lord Jesus, come.
We praise and thank you Lord Jesus.





From a well loved senior sister known for her cheerfulness and left her heart in San Francisco!!
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