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Gaudete Sunday: Rejoice Greatly!

Wishing you all a happy pink-candle Advent week on my blog’s name day, and reflecting on the incarnation of Zechariah’s text in joyful performances like this one. Rejoice!

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The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me: a #StayWokeAdvent lectionary reflection for Gaudete Sunday

You know what I especially noticed about the Gospel reading this weekend? The authorities didn’t have a clue what to do with John the Baptist. He just did not fit into their preconceived notions, into their expectations. What John is … Continue reading

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Happy Gaudete Sunday!

Rejoice! I’m busy working on my advice to the bishops today, so I’ll just share an earlier post about Gaudete Sunday. You might also like to head over to Are you Catholic? Did you know…? to check your knowledge of … Continue reading

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Gaudete.

Today is Gaudete Sunday, which is this blog’s name day, as I wrote last year. Gaudete means “rejoice.” Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! But in light of Friday’s tragic events, how do we rejoice? Why … Continue reading

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Rejoice Always.

We urge you, sisters and brothers, admonish the idle, cheer the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good for each other and for all. Rejoice … Continue reading

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Happy Laetare Sunday!

The fourth Sunday of Lent is the other time when we use rose-pink vestments at Mass. Laetare too means “Rejoice!” or “Be Happy” — if you’ve ever sung the first verse of Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful in … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday

Happy Gaudete Sunday! It’s the third Sunday of Advent: we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath, we dress our altar and our priest in pink, and we rejoice! which is what Gaudete means. When I was a kid, … Continue reading

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