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    • Third Week of Advent: Dec. 11-17, 2022 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25
    • Fourth Week of Advent: Dec. 18-24, 2022 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel. Isaiah 7
    • First Week of Christmas: Dec. 24-31, 2022 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      John answered them, "I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie." John 1
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 30, 2022: The Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |When I first received my assignment for this date, I was excited to reflect on the readings for the Holy Family.  As the date came closer, I became more hesitant – how to do justice to reflecting on the ideal family while ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 28, 2022: The Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Deep in this season of love and joy we are confronted with an act of gruesome violence.  Small boys under the age of two years – infants and toddlers – have become the enemies of the political power structure on southern ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 31, 2022: 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas. 

      Crawford, David (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |We begin our readings with the "last hour" and end with "the beginning," which is quite appropriate on this day when we say goodbye to one year and prepare for the next.  Just as this time of year is full of emotions and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 29, 2022: 5th Day in the Octave of Christmas. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Whoever says he is in the light, yet hates his brother, is still in the darkness. 1 John 2|The parents of Jesus took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,|just as it is written in the law of the Lord. Luke 2|We ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 27, 2022: Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Seeing, Hearing, Proclaiming|In a striking parallel to the prologue of the Gospel of John, today's first reading presents the mystery of Jesus, the Word of Life.  The focus of this prologue, however, is not so much on ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 26, 2022: Feast of Saint Stephen, The First Martyr. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Today is the feast of St. Stephen, known as the first martyr of Christianity. I'd heard of St. Stephen, most notably in a Christmas carol called "Good King Wenceslas," which mentions the feast of St. Stephen. Stephen was ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 20, 2022: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |In today's gospel, the angel Gabriel visits Mary and announces that she 'will conceive and bear a son who will be named Jesus.  He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High and the Lord God will five him the ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 19, 2022: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Wilson, Mardell (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |As the youngest of three children, there were countless times growing up that my mother stated the following:  "Oh, Mardell, your time will come."  I couldn't wait to do all of the things my older brother and sister got ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 21, 2022: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Christmas is a season of love.  In secular forms of celebration, gifts are carefully selected for loved ones, parties are hosted to bring those we care about together, homes and offices are decorated to bring joy to others, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 18, 2022: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Howard, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      Imagine that!|When we were pregnant with our first baby and over the moon with joy and excitement, my grandfather told us his story.  When their first child was born, they didn't immediately name him. They called him "Baby" ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 16, 2022: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.|Thus says the Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel:|Others will I gather to him besides those already gathered.|Isaiah|Every week when we were kids, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 15, 2022: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Kavan, Michael (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |In today's Gospel reading, Luke writes about Jesus as he addresses the crowds about John the Baptist. He asks them what they came out to the desert to see – not a reed swayed by the wind, nor someone dressed in fine ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 17, 2022: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Psalm response: Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever.|This gospel passage is one of the most off-putting in the whole New Testament, to the point that we almost literally close our ears to it ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 23, 2022: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Lenz, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |In today's Gospel we read the wonderful story of John's birth to Elizabeth and Zechariah. It reminds us how God was with them and those around them as witnesses of something special. Special because God blessed them with ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 24, 2022: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Here we are at Christmas Eve day. The readings remind us of the promise to David of a heir. They revisit the proclamation of Zachariah.|But, our hearts might be moving in three directions today.|The cultural pull to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 22, 2022: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Kalkowski, Julie (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Mothers get top billing in today's readings. As we are in the Advent season, it is fitting to hear about mothers. Both Advent and motherhood are times filled with watching and waiting. Hands down, motherhood has been the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 25, 2022: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      O.S.F., Candice (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Christmas Day 2022 readings, Dawn and Day|In the beginning…|     In the beginning…|Where does this phrase take you? In the beginning? I thought of the creation story in Genesis. Then John's Gospel. Both seem one and the ...