Posts filed under: Liturgical Seasons

Easter Blessings! On this sacred and joyful day, the Dominican Center holds you in prayer. Like Saint Mary of Magdala, may your hearts burn within you, may you recognize the risen Jesus, and may you feel called to mission: 'Go into all the world and preach the Good News!'...
A Dominican Sister reflects on the Readings. She reminds us that we are wounded and yet called to be compassionate as our God is compassionate, including to enemies. She asks, can we grasp this deep truth articulated by Valarie Kaur that there are no enemies –just hidden woundedness? ...
Celebrating the fourth Sunday of Advent. The O Antiphons are traditional prayers speaking to the expectation of the coming of Jesus. Together we pray: O Wisdom, O Adonai (Lord), O Root of Jesse, O Key of David, O Dayspring, O King of Nations, O Emmanuel – Come… ...
The Incarnation of God began billions of years ago when the earliest forms of matter were ignited and began the vast cosmic expansion that is home to us all today. The centuries since Jesus, we have witnessed God quietly continuing to develop the Incarnation slowly among us....
This Liturgy of the Word celebrating the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation begins the celebration of the Season of Creation, an ecumenical liturgical season that runs from September 1 through October 4 annually. These prayers and readings are offered for contemplation and prayer for individuals and communities....
Jill Maria Murdy reflects on Ash Wednesday. The image is of a large urn that cracked in firing. It holds a bowl in the top with Holy Water, and the freshly burned ashes are displayed below it. It was considered flawed but it possessed a beauty all its own. ...
As we re-light the Advent candles, let’s enter into the quiet of our spirits…. Asking for a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness….  A felt sense of belonging with God….  Of warm welcome and inner peace...
As we light our fourth Advent Candle, we pray for the light to see and respond to Your work in our societies, in this historical period:  Help us to recognize and embrace Your efforts to birth the Christ in greater justice and more profound peace....
As we light our third Advent Candle, we pray that we may be successful in preparing the Way for Christ to bring the Light of Truth and the warmth of Love and Reconciliation. May God have mercy on our sisters and brothers in the Ukraine and on us. ...
At the beginning of the liturgy, the first Advent candle is lit. Entrance and Advent Wreath Ceremony        Following the opening hymn and greeting: Celebrant:       As we come together today to continue our Advent journey, let’s enter into the quiet of our spirits…     acknowledging the deep divisions that wound our nation…   ...