Reflections on the Sunday Readings
Reflections for Advent
in Joyful Hope for the Coming of our Saviour
end of the earth have seen the Salvation of our God.
(World-wide images of Mary and Jesus)
A Cosmic Christmas Story
The O Antiphons
Reflections during the
Stewards of God's Story
Kathryn was part of the Portsmouth diocesan team that has
produced resource materials for prayer and reflection during
Advent and Christmas-time. They can be ordered from the
Department for Pastoral Formation and should be
available for download from the diocesan website shortly.
They are also available (USA)
Send a Prayer to Bethlehem
Liturgies for the Advent Season
Just when life seems comfy
and cosily predictable -
angels appear unexpectedly...
At the Turning of the Year
We gather, God of the changing seasons,
as the year turns to deepening darkness...
We light our first candle
a single light that the deepest darkness cannot conquer –
small – insignificant
but a sign of
Days of heavy clouds stifling the
the world burdened by greyness and gloom...
Come, Lord Jesus
We stand at the turning of the year –
looking back on what has
and ahead to what is to
The Gift of Light
Jesus walked among His people
among people living in darkness...
The nights have drawn in –
long summer evenings are but memory;
winter is upon us –
and darkness surrounds us...
O Wisdom, O holy Word of God,
Wonderful is your counsel and great is your wisdom...
Passing on the Light
In the beginning, the universe was dark
and the Spirit hovered and brooded
"Let there be life!"...
Liturgy for Advent
We live in a world
oppressed by sin
a world of hunger
– pain – injustice...
Return of the King
In his days justice shall flourish
and peace till the moon fails...
Standing on the Edge
We are standing on the edge:
Our earth the blue-green jewel we call home
stands on the edge of global catastrophe...
We light a candle on the Nth day of the journey of Mary and
Joseph around the parish/ community…
a light to welcome them to the place they will stay...æ
This is True...
Is it true, Lord, is it true:
that You, Creator of the Heavens,
condemn Your people to stumble though life
their paths shrouded in darkness?
Is it true, Lord....is it true?