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Walk With Us This Advent, Dec. 15, 2018

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

Photo by Deborah Steedle



Sparks fly out from Sirach’s description of Elijah and the prediction of the end of days. The world is set ablaze with the shattering power of God. You can almost feel the heat of the flaming furnace, the fire brought down from heaven, the awesome whirlwind of fire that took up Elijah in a chariot with fiery horses!

Walk With Us This Advent, Dec. 14, 2018

Friday of the Second Week of Advent
St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor of the Church

Photo by Don & Mary Foree, Tiburon, California, "These pictures are of our home crèche. We display the figures every year instead of a Christmas tree. We have collected the angels over many years, however, it is difficult to have them all face forward for a photo as they are suspended by fish line and tend to “fly” in different directions."

Survivor warns pope’s abuse summit may be his ‘last chance’ /

According to the survivor and activist (Marie Collins), the February gathering must be three-pronged. (

A clerical sexual abuse survivor calls a summit on child protection that will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, involving presidents of all bishops’ conferences around the world as well as the pope’s own top aides, a “last chance” for the Vatican to be taken seriously.