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Advent and Christmas Reflections
Updated for Advent 2021 with some additional reflections and more detailed Table of Contents
The Catholic Daily Reflections Series is a great resource for daily meditation and prayer. Advent and Christmas Reflections is a daily devotional offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful and down-to-earth way. The eBook and paperback version are formatted in such a way that this book can be used year after year. Reflections are not specifically dated for Advent 2021 but cover every option for this and future liturgical years.
- Jesus Cares About the Details
December 1, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Wednesday of the First Week of Advent
- Preparation for Advent
November 22, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
- Faith in the Most Holy Eucharist
November 29, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Monday of the First Week of Advent
- Advent Begins!
November 28, 2021 - Daily Gospel Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent (Year C)
- Jesus, I Trust in You!
November 27, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
- Relying Upon the Word of God
November 26, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
- Gratitude for Immeasurable Blessings
November 25, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Thanksgiving Day, United States
- Being Ready, Always
November 25, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr—Optional Memorial
- Responding with Grace
November 24, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest and his Companions, Martyrs—Memorial
- Remain At Peace in All Things
November 23, 2021 – Daily Gospel Reflection for Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr—Optional Memorial - Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Priest and Martyr—USA Optional Memorial - Saint Columban, Abbot—Optional Memorial
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One of the hardest things to do in life is to pray for those who persecute you and to treat them with the utmost respect and compassion. But what benefit is there in hating them or lashing out at them? Doing this “harm” to them is far more damaging to your own soul than to theirs. Forgive...
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- Reflection 333: Simplicity
Life can appear to be complicated at times and so can we. But the truth is that we need to cut through the complexities of life and realize that, from the perspective and Will of God, life is simple. It’s simple in that all we need to do is say “Yes” to Him every day, surrendering all to Him and trusting...
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The Lord speaks much about sufferings to Saint Faustina. She suffered much through humiliations and through physical illness. And Jesus never tired of reminding her that her sufferings take on great power when united to His Cross. This message must...
- Reflection 331: Nothing Beyond Your Strength
It’s important to know that the Lord will never allow you to carry a cross that is beyond your strength. Do you believe this? If you do, it should help you to set your eyes on the road ahead and plunge forward doing the Will of God. If struggles come your way, even if...
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- Reflection 328: Heaven
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God is hiding. But why? He hides under the veil of secrecy and silence so that we will diligently seek Him. He does not choose to compete with the distractions of the world since He wants you to choose Him as your one desire. Desire to seek Him, hidden in your heart...
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