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Some fave Advent resources for prayer and reflection

Blog Published: December 6, 2012

The countdown to Christmas is on! I’m reminded of this daily by the flood of discount coupons in my email and online pop-up ads warning that there’s only a few shopping days left til Christmas.

Advent resources from A Nun

Opening the Christmas Gift

Blog Published: December 25, 2019

Beyond the trees and tinsel and light…beyond the gifts of family and friends…beyond everything around us is a silent, fresh Presence, awakening in us today in new and deeper ways.

Sister Cheryl Rose, HM

Santa visits the Baby Jesus—stories of Children’s Christmas masses

Blog Published: December 28, 2010

On Christmas Eve, I went to mass with my family in the small town where my mom lives. There was only one mass, at 4:00 p.m.—the children’s mass. It was action-packed, and I had a great time! Throughout mass, children were singing at random, laughing, crying, shouting, and springing up and down. Miraculously, the baby in the pew in front of me slept the entire time.

Sharing Incarnation

Blog Published: December 24, 2018

By incarnating, Jesus raised the dignity and preciousness of our own human form. He became enfleshed to share fully our human experience of being in a body.

Sister Cheryl Rose, HM

Lights Before Christmas

Blog Published: December 18, 2012

Holy Toledo has quite a light show for the holidays! This past weekend we took the nun mobile out for a roll around town to see the lights. We found two spectacular light shows — Light-a-Palooza by a home owner near Olde Town and Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo.

AS191 Ask Sister - Advent glowsaries light up Ohio, praying to a distant God, grinch-fearing Grandma

Podcast Recorded: December 7, 2016

A new trend aglow in Ohio--the glowsary. Can prayer make God more distant vs. closer? Grandma worries that grandkids have no Christ in Christmas.

A Nun

It's (Still) Christmas!

Blog Published: December 28, 2014

You didn’t think we were done, did you? Nay, friends! We have traveled together kindling our Hope for the Coming Savior, and now we are a few days past the feast, but not past the celebration!

What nuns talk about at parties

Blog Published: December 27, 2012

When was the last time you were at a party with lots of nuns? For those who’ve had little or no experience with that, here’s the inside scoop based on my Christmas day.