by Sr Jadwiga Swiatecka

4th. Sunday of Advent: Yr. A: In today’s readings, we are reminded three times that He who is to be born is to be called Emmanuel, which means, God-with-us, so perhaps it’s a good idea to remind ourselves how God IS with us and not only, of course, at Christmas.

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Beginning of Virtues

By Sr Ann Swailes o.p.

‘We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves, let each of us please his neighbour for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, the reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.’ (Romans 15.1-3)

If you want to make God laugh, as they say, tell him your plans. Sometime before the beginning of the academic year, I decided that it might be nice to have sermon series at Vespers, much as some college chapels do at Evensong.

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St Francis

by Sr Jadwiga Swiatecka

Most lovely lyricist and courteous troubadour

Francis! Knight errant in a quest divine;

Joyful in suffering, rich in being poor,

Teach me your song, and make its cadence mine!


Let me,  too, follow where your  feet have trod:

Through flowers and thorns

Birds, beasts (and hurting men)

Along the love-strewn path which leads to God

Making this world a paradise again.


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