_X1B2263

Gospel Reflections and Chapter Talks

given at Santa Rita Abbey

by our Mother Victoria

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2018: Third Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2018: Third Sunday

December 15, 2018: Eve of the Third Sunday of Advent A third candle awaits the flame tonight. It will join the others and swell the presence of light in the […]

Read More >
Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2018: Second Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2018: Second Sunday

December 8, 2018: Eve of the Second Sunday of Advent In a few moments, another flame will kindle its warmth in the heart of the second candle. Last week our […]

Read More >
Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2018: First Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2018: First Sunday

December 1, 2018: Eve of the First Sunday of Advent Here we stand at the beginning of a new liturgical year. Sr. Esther’s lovely Advent Wreath enfolds the four candles, poised […]

Read More >
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? A reflection on Luke 18:9-14 Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. How many times in […]

Read More >
ORDINARY: a reflection for the beginning of Ordinary Time

ORDINARY: a reflection for the beginning of Ordinary Time

ORDINARY? Do you remember the last words we sang at Vespers yesterday, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord? I’m sure you do, but just in case, they were: […]

Read More >
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 […]

Read More >
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. […]

Read More >
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 […]

Read More >
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 […]

Read More >
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 […]

Read More >