Daily Gracelines ADVENTure Day 29

December 30
Day 29: Daily Gracelines: ADVENTure with Mary
Theme: The third Sunday of Advent is all about JOY.  The third week of Advent begins on Guadete Sunday.  We are reminded of His birth and coming, and we await rejoicing!
Grace: I pray for the grace of joy as I await my Lord!  Regardless of what happens this week, I will rejoice in God.

Reflection: “Brothers and sisters: Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.” – Col. 3:12

Challenge: Let us enter into the New Year free from the burden of unforgiveness. Pray for the grace to forgive. And if you can not forgive, pray for the desire to forgive.

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Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 25

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Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 25

Theme:
Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace:
I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…

One Million Hear Pope Speak on Family Values

Before an estimated one-million pilgrims at an open-air Mass which took place yesterday at the close of the World Meeting of Families in Milan, Italy, Pope Benedict XVI spoke out on family values, reached out to divorcees, and called the Sabbath “an oasis in which to pause . . . and celebrate the family.”

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Archbishop Dolan Calls on Catholics to Support the Pope

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In a week when Catholics are following the suffering Christ through His death and resurrection, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is calling on Catholics to support the Pope who is enduring a media firestorm over new sex abuse allegations and who is now suffering some of the same unjust accusations, shouts of the mob, and scourging at the pillar, as did Jesus.”

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