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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad,

Bon Noel, Feliz Natal

A Child is born for us
Wonder Counselor
Prince of Peace

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny wish you a blessed and joyous Christmas. May this gift of Jesus fill you with the awe and wonder of belief and gratitude. May the loving gaze of the Word become flesh fill you with joy.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Advent Week 4

Desire of All our Hearts

O Come, O Come…
        O Wisdom,
                 O Lord, O Root of Jesse,
                          O Key of David,
        O Splendor of Light,
                 O King of all Nations,
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, God with us.

During this last week of Advent we cry out in Hope for the birth of Jesus!  We know that with Jesus our life is very different.  With his birth we are saved, healed and made whole once again.  In the story, Joseph listens to the voice in a dream directing him.  Mary conceives by the Holy Spirit and gives her own flesh for the life of the world.  How are we preparing for this birth, this Incarnation of God’s love made manifest in our lives and our own world?

O Come,
        all you faithful, joyful and triumphant!  
O Come,
        Come to Bethlehem.
O Come
        Behold him, adore him.
O Come,
        Greet him now in flesh appearing … Christ the Lord!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Celebrating Second Week of Advent

A Voice in the Wilderness

John the Baptist, the Herald of Jesus’ Coming appears this week as “A voice of one crying out in the desert, prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” During this Second Week of Advent we ask ourselves: Where is our wilderness, the place of solitude where God speaks to our heart? What is the pathway, the ‘going away from and going towards’ we are being called to?  Advent is a time of pregnant new life waiting to be born in and through us.  The rough places in our lives need to be soften so that Jesus takes on flesh.  With Mary we rejoice, “the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is God’s Name”.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December "Stop Trafficking!" Newsletter

of Children

In this month’s Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter the vulnerability of children is highlighted, especially in the travel and tourism industries. This Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny sponsor the ‘Stop Trafficking’ newsletter and are committed to live the liberating charism of Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey, doing all to combat this slavery of our day.  We invite you to join us during this Advent Season and become more Aware, Advocate for and plan an Action that will make this year’s Christmas a time of new life, joy and peace for the most vulnerable children of our world.