Posts filed under: Season of Advent

This Wreath lighting ceremony for the 4th Sunday of Advent celebrates Christ our PEACE. We see Christ present in the nonviolent peacemaking in the DR Congo and celebrate it in this 2018 Dominican Month of Peace as one element of the coming of Christ in the world today. ...
This year our ceremonies with the Advent wreath focused on God’s Promise of Peace and were rooted in our solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is fitting at this point to pause and to seek healing, forgiveness and reconciliation....
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… ...
For those willing to contact the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the U.S. to inform them of the Dominican Order's global solidarity with the work for peace and sustainable development in the Congo, we offer contact information and recommended talking points....
This Advent Wreath lighting ceremony for the 3rd Sunday of Advent celebrates the nearness of God working for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of the 2018 Dominican Month of Peace called for by Master General Bruno Cadoré to foster global Dominican solidarity.......
This simple Advent Wreath lighting ceremony for the 2nd Sunday of Advent integrates the Advent theme of the Promise of Peace with the focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 2018 Dominican Month of Peace called for by Master General Bruno Cadoré to foster global Dominican solidarity....
This simple Advent Wreath lighting ceremony for the 1st Sunday of Advent integrates the Advent theme of the Promise of Peace with the focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 2018 Dominican Month of Peace called for by Master General Bruno Cadoré to foster global Dominican solidarity....
The Master of the Dominican Order (Bruno Cadore, OP) has proposed that December be celebrated as a Dominican Month for Peace. This focuses the prayer, study, ministry, and Advent reflections of the entire Dominican family on a specific location suffering serious violence. This year: the Democratic Republic of Congo. ...
Photo: NASA/ESA/Chandra X-ray Observatory/University of Potsdam/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech/Space Telescope Science Institute 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. Billions of years passed as God patiently worked, preparing...
The gospel reading this weekend points out to us that the struggle to prepare for the coming of the Messiah while being overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of our world is not new. While the introduction for John the Baptist’s proclamation “To prepare the way of the Lord” appears...