SHOWING POSTS FROM THE Year: 2017

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Fourth Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Fourth Sunday

Eve of the Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 23, 2017 Tonight’s candle fairly quivers with the joy of expectation!  It will burn only one day but stands as a herald […]

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Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Third Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Third Sunday

Eve of the Third Sunday of Advent: December 16, 2017 As we begin the liturgy for the Third Sunday of Advent, we light this candle to burn a full week. […]

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November-December 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

November-December 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

November-December 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey Christmas is just around the corner, but here’s a little news from November and early December. We’ll publish a Christmas journal entry sometime after […]

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Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Second Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Second Sunday

Eve of the Second Sunday of Advent: December 9, 2017 Tonight, as we light our second advent candle, the glow of the reality of God-with-us spreads in all directions. We […]

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Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: First Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: First Sunday

Eve of the First Sunday of Advent: December 2, 2017 This evening we take our first step into the hallowed time of Advent. We light a candle to focus our […]

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October 2017 (part 2) at Santa Rita Abbey

October 2017 (part 2) at Santa Rita Abbey

October 2017 (part 2) at Santa Rita Abbey   Annual Retreat & A Little Halloween Fun Our annual community retreat was the week of October 15-21 this year. We stay […]

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Only One Thing

Only One Thing

THERE IS NEED OF ONLY ONE THING A reflection on Luke 10:38-42 “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing.” I […]

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September-October 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

September-October 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

September-October 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey Mother Vicki was away at our Order’s General Chapter for most of the month of September. It is always an extraordinary experience to be […]

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Freely You Have Received

Freely You Have Received

FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED A reflection on Matthew 10:5-8 Jesus sent out the twelve after instructing them thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town. Go […]

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July and August 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

July and August 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

July & August 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey After a very bad fire season in the Sonoita-Elgin area this year (the Sawmill Fire in April, the Kellogg Fire in May, […]

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