Advent and Christmas 2019-2020

With Mary, let us contemplate the marvels of the Heart of Jesus

St Margaret Mary writes to her novices :

“Our challenge in Advent will be to unite ourselves in spirit and in heart to the Most Blessed Virgin, as many times as we will be able to, in order to pay hommage to the  Word made flesh, this God- made child in Her Womb ; loving and adoring Him, in silence with Her.”

With Mary, let us contemplate the marvels of the Heart of Jesus, who takes form in Her womb, as announced by the prophets, and ready to reveal Himself in a very subtle way in the mystery of the piercing of His Side : “When they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs, but one of the soldiers, with his spear, pierced His side and there came out blood and water… They will look at the One they pierced.” (John 19).

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I stand at the door

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5 January 2020


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4 January 2020

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My Lord and my God

3 January 2020

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Peace be with you.

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For this new year

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God will wipe away every tear

31 December 2019

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Living water

30 December 2019

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The beatings of the heart

29 December 2019

The Holy Family

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Grace and peace be yours

28 December 2019

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27 December 2019

st John, the Evangelist

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He became like a human

26 December 2019

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The incarnation

25 December 2019


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I drew them to me with affection

24 December 2019

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23 December 2019

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Rising Sun

21 December 2019

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20 December 2019

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Deliver us

19 December 2019

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A furnace which never burns out

18 December 2019

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Come to save us

17 December 2019

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People will burn like straw

16 December 2019

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Lord will be King

15 December 2019

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They will mourn

14 December 2019

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Fresh fruit

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Abundant life

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A huge river

11 December 2019

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As fresh water brings joy

6 December 2019

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Tie them on your arms

5 December 2019

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There was no water there to drink

4 December 2019

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The Angel of the Lord appeared

3 December 2019

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Then the Lord God planted a garden

2 December 2019

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They will be like us and resemble us

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