Tagged: Advent

Advent Webinar: “God Speaks in the Silence of a Listening Heart”

Take a moment this Advent to pause and reflect on the rich mystery of the season. Join Liguorian columnist, Barbara Hughes for an Advent Webinar sponsored by the Carmelite Institute of North America. “God Speaks in the Silence of a Listening Heart” is an in-depth reflection exploring the transformative experience of Zechariah,...

Savor the Season

Advent invites us to clear the decks, become vulnerable, befriend our pain, dream great dreams, and gaze upon God’s great unveiling. Does Advent seem like a blur, a frenzied dash to prepare for Christmas? While that experience may be typical, there’s more to the season than that. In fact, Advent...

Christmas: God is For Us and With Us

Written by Kathy Coffey Originally published in December 2000 Surveying the wreckage of our world, the failures and disappointments in our personal life, we may overlook the evidence that God is for us. Seeking such evidence can be a fruitful Advent project. For us, as for the Magi, the search...

Preparing for the Future

An old Chinese proverb says, “If your vision is for a year, plant wheat. If your vision is for ten years, plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people.” To build a future, we must fill people with hope and equip them with the resources to get...