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    • Reflection for Friday, December 20, 2002: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Shadle Cusic, Marcia (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-20)
      In reading the Responsorial Psalm today I was intrigued by the following line - "For he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers." The phrase "founded upon the seas and established upon the rivers" made ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 20, 2013: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Tinley, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-20)
      In the reading for today, Isaiah predicts what happens centuries later, that a virgin will conceive a son and call him Emmanuel. Isaiah's message to the Jewish people is to be persistent in their hope and trust in God ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 20, 2004: 4th week in Advent. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-20)
      Today St. Luke focuses our attention on the Blessed Virgin Mary in his beautiful account of the Annunciation. This is our first meeting with Mary in the gospel story. The scene lends itself well to our imagination. We see ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 20, 2010: 4th week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-20)
      "Do not be afraid, Mary!"... "May it be done according to your word...." These familiar words from Luke continue the advent vigil into our celebration of Christmas.||Throughout this week we hear the angel of God delivering ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 20, 2003: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-12-20)
      Today's reading from Luke contains one of the great understatements of all time - Mary, by most accounts a young woman of 15 or so years of age, is visited by an angel and, according to the author, is "greatly disturbed." ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 20, 2008: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Crawford, Sue (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-20)
      As we end the third week of advent and prepare to enter the fourth and final week we turn our attention to Luke's accounts of Mary's preparation for the birth. Today we reflect on the shock, joy, confusion, and acceptance ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 20, 2014: 3rd week in Advent.. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-20)
      |The church gives us these exact same readings twice each year, on March 25, at the feast of the Annunciation, and today, five days before Christmas. In both cases the emphasis is primarily on God's act; nevertheless, at ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 20, 1998: 4th week in Advent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998-12-20)
      Jesus was born into our world - a world of brokenness. In today's gospel we see Joseph struggling with what to do about Mary's pregnancy. Mary, despite her powerful acceptance of God's wishes, might also have had misgivings. ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 22, 2013: 4th week in Advent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-22)
      God is With Us||"Ask for a sign from the Lord, your God; let it be as deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky!" (Isaiah 7:11)|The king refused God's request. After all, he too was a king and knew better than pester God ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 23, 2001: 4th week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-23)
      We are wonderfully surrounded by the signs and symbols of this great Christian Holy Day and secular holiday. Christmas Trees are reminders of both the promise of the new and fruitful life which will come with the rebirth ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 23, 2007: 4th week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-23)
      PRE-PRAYERING|Preparing for the last Sunday of Advent when it is so close to the celebration of the birth of Jesus takes some doing. We have days to experience the prayer of longing. In our North American culture, we don't ...
    • Reflection for Thursday December 20, 2018: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-20)
      The readings for today are so familiar – every year as we prepare for one of the greatest days of our Church year – we are reminded of a very special woman in our Church.  Someone who was willing to say, "YES."  A "YES" ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 20, 2001: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-20)
      "The virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel [because "God is with us"].|The Church has always seen Isaiah's prophecy fulfilled in the conception of Jesus in Mary's womb through the power ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 20, 2007: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-20)
      Today's scriptures all speak of Divine intervention, of God breaking into our everyday world. God is disruptive, and that is really a good thing for us. We need His help to disrupt the mediocrity and banality that can be ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 20, 2012: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-12-20)
      Today we read or listen to the story of the Annunciation. Christmas is drawing very close, and so several days ago we began to dwell upon the earthly events that preceded the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. I find this ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 20, 2005: 4th week in Advent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-12-20)
      What a wonderful time of year. Advent. The coming. A season of joy and anticipation. I love this time of year. And I love today's scriptures. Isaiah's prediction of the virgin who shall conceive and bear a son, and shall ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 20, 2011: 4th week in Advent. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-12-20)
      Isaiah 7: 10-14 " ... Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel."||Psalm 24: 1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 " ... The LORD's are the earth and its fullness; ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 20, 2016: 4th Week of Advent. 

      Brack, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-12-20)
      Mary has been an important figure in my spiritual life.  Many times I have specifically prayed for Mary's help, especially when my personal struggle involved family life and parenting difficulties.  I typically envision ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 20, 2000: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-12-20)
      "Patience, people. Steady your hearts for God is close at hand . . . do not grumble against one another . . . " ("Patience, People", John Foley, SJ, 1977)|How's your 'patience' factor during these busy pre-Christmas days? ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 20, 2006: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-12-20)
      Kings Usually Use the Front Door|"Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory." These words from majestic Psalm 24 fill our hearts and minds with the visions of our Jewish ancestors who imagined the Jerusalem temple being ...