Daily Gracelines ADVENTure Day 3

December 4
Day 3: Daily Gracelines: ADVENTure with Mary
Theme: Advent is a time of hope, filled with waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, hopes in Him, placing all of herself at His disposal, awaiting His perfect arrival.
Grace: I pray for the grace of hope during this holy Advent season, anticipating with joy His will and surrendering to His timing.

Reflection:  “In the interim just as the Mother of Jesus, glorified in body and soul in heaven, is the image and beginning of the Church as it is to be perfected is the world to come, so too does she shine forth on earth, until the day of the Lord shall come, as a sign of sure hope and solace to the people of God during its sojourn on earth.”
Challenge: How is God calling you to shine forth during this Advent season?  What hope and solace can you provide to His people as they journey over the next few weeks?

Welcome to our Daily Gracelines ADVENTure! Day 1

December 2
Welcome to the Daily Gracelines ADVENTure with Mary
Welcome to our “ADVENTure with Mary” program, a free Women of Grace® resource.
Advent is a time of waiting, watching, and preparing for the coming of the Christ Child, whose life and death bring us eternal salvation.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that in the liturgical season of Advent, the Church “makes present [the] ancient expectancy of the Messiah,” so that “by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful [can] renew their ardent desire for his second coming” (#524).
My prayer for you is that this ADVENTure with Mary will aid you in your faith-filled effort to make this Advent a holy time of preparation as you ponder anew the Mystery of the Incarnation and the Woman whose “fiat” made it so.
Together, may we take this mystical journey with Mary from the moment of the Annunciation to the birth of her Child.  I pray she delivers us safely into His holy and loving heart.
To truly maximize your experience over the next few weeks, the following steps will help:
Prepare yourself for your time of prayer.
Review the theme.
Ask Him for the grace to fully encounter both Him and His Mother.
Read the quote carefully, allowing the words to sit with you.
Pray the reflection provided.
Ask Him how you can virtuously live out the challenge.

Day 29: Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary


 Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.
Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

 

Tall men were these, the shepherds comeMary Joseph Jesus Shepherds wikimedia Read the rest…

Day 28: Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary


Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.
Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

A little girl had wandered in the night, and now withinMary adoring Jesus 2 Read the rest…

Day 27: Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary


 Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.
Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.
 

There was no room for them within the inn,MaryMadonna Read the rest…

Day 26: Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary


Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.
Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.
 

A little while, and then the day was slipping down behindMary Joseph journeying-together to Bethlehem Read the rest…

Day 25: Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.
Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

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Day 24: Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary


 Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.
Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

“No one could ever say more truly than Mary:Mary Mother of God2 Read the rest…

Day 23: Daily Gracelines – Advent Journey with Mary

Theme: Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior. Mary, the Mother of God, waits patiently for the birth of her Son and Savior, Jesus Christ to Whom she has given her life.

Grace: I pray for the grace of Marian surrender and anticipation of the Savior during this holy Advent and Christmas season.

“…Mary acquired a very special relation with God.