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    • Reflection for Sunday, December 4, 2016: 2nd Week of Advent. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-12-04)
      Recently I looked at my baby pictures with my mother who can now more easily access memories from long in the past.  The photos brought a lot of happiness to her and a renewed appreciation of my mother's love for me.  One ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 5, 2004: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-05)
      PRE-PRAYERING | There is something blowing in the wind. The breath of God is announcing a coming event which is to rearrange or "un-disarrange" what has become usual. It is a time in nature when the sun's movements change ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 5, 2010: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-05)
      PRE-PRAYERING | What ever happened to that "Old Advent Spirit?" I wonder what that "spirit" is rather than where it went. Perhaps even better is where does that Advent spirit take us. To be honest in our "fill-it-up" ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 6, 1998: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998-12-06)
      Today's gospel gives us a vivid picture of someone who might be considered a stark, raving madman. John the Baptist is seen wandering the desert wrapped in animal skins and eating bugs for dinner. And the things he says! ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 8, 2013: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-08)
      We are in a time of waiting, of anticipation, of hope. And the words of Isaiah in the first reading are such vivid representations of that hope: a world where the poor and afflicted are judged with justice. We won't be ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 9, 2001: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-09)
      Accidents happen, usually as a result of neglect, inattentiveness, or reckless behavior. Christ's birth was not an accident, but a result of careful attentive courtship by a loving God.||How Christmas is celebrated can be ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 9, 2007: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-09)
      PRE-PRAYERING||There is a new gadget for the telephone -Caller ID- which allows the called person to see who is the caller. One can even fix it so the number flashes on the TV screen so the viewer will know if the caller ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday December 4, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-04)
      Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.|The readings for today evoke so much ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 1, 2009: 1st week in Advent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-12-01)
      Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.||Have you been in a conversation lately ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 1, 2015: 1st week in Advent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-01)
      We are in our first week of Advent and full of anticipation.  Many are also full of angst as we struggle to balance all that needs to be done to prepare for Christmas.  The lists get longer and longer – cards, food, gifts, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 1, 2020: 1st week in Advent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-01)
      |Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,|and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;|The calf and the young lion shall browse together,|with a little child to guide them.|               |I have certainly heard excerpts ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 2, 2003: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-12-02)
      PEACE-FULL|| "THERE SHALL BE NO HARM OR RUIN ON MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AS WATER COVERS THE SEA"| The picture in Isaiah is so peaceful and vast, world wide. The previous ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 2, 2008: 1st week in Advent. 

      Naatz, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-02)
      My mother still chuckles when she tells the story about how she and my father took their eight, young Nebraska (born and bred) children by train to Colorado. Our family left Omaha around midnight and we woke up with the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 2, 2014: 1st week in Advent. 

      Kersten, Kevin, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-02)
      |"You have Prepared a Banquet for Me in the Sight of my Foes"|During Advent we celebrate the coming of the Kingdom of God. It helps to recall that the word Advent is from the Latin ad (to) and venire (come), which translates ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 3, 2002: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-03)
      We who live in an area where large trees are plentiful are indeed fortunate. Trees provide shade from the heat of the Sun. They provide beauty for our lawns and yards and parks. Some trees provide us with fresh fruit, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 3, 2013: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-03)
      Here we are, on the second weekday of Advent, and therefore on the second weekday of the new Liturgical year, 2013-2014. This third day of Advent builds wonderfully on the visions of the readings for the First Sunday and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-03)
      |"On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.…"|When a tree is cut down, it seems to be the end of it. But sometimes, impossibly, a tiny green spark of life peeks up ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 4, 2001: 1st week in Advent. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-04)
      We have begun the beautiful season of Advent. Advent is the time of preparation, but our secular society has translated this for us into the busyness of shopping and parties, of spending money and making and eating ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 4, 2007: 1st week in Advent. 

      DeNeve, Kristina (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-04)
      There are 6 billion people walking around this planet now and about 1 billion of them consider themselves to be Christians, followers of Jesus Christ. Most of the "civilized" world (meaning people living in awareness of ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 4, 2012: 1st week in Advent. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-12-04)
      By the time you read this, you'll probably be caught up in that frantic project that we've distorted as Christmas. Whether you rose at 4 a.m. on Black Friday to stand in line for a toy your favorite child just has to have ...