Advent Anticipation :: ACT
With Sr. Meg Sass, OSB
December 14, 2022
Sometimes we adults long for the Advent excitement and anticipation we had as children, looking forward to gifts, decorated trees, and Christmas cookies. The Advent Sunday readings paint a different picture. What would it look like if we celebrated Christmas 2022 as followers of Jesus?
Do not be afraid, Joseph, to take Mary as your wife. You will name (the Child) Jesus, Emmanuel.
Spirit Center and the Monastery of St. Gertrude present three in-person Advent reflections. These gatherings are for people who want to explore the purpose/reason for Advent this year, to be ready to receive the gift of this Christmas, to welcome the Christ as He comes today, who are willing to look at Advent from a new perspective.
The sessions stand alone; participation in one does not require participation in the others.
Participants are encouraged to bring a Bible or some other reference to the Advent Sunday readings (Magnificat, Living With Christ, iBreviary, etc.)
Monasteries are places where many encounter God. We sisters try to welcome each person as Christ and provide a setting where each one can be touched by our healing God. I have certainly experienced that in my own life. Monastic life taught me how to pray. In particular Sister Josepha, who was challenged by being both blind and deaf, taught me to pray for perseverance, to pray that I stay faithful. I want a relationship with God and I really believe doing it with a group of people whose emphasis is on prayer is the best way to do that.…
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