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Season of Advent, Year of Mercy

Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!  Kyrie Eleison! Lord, Have Mercy! We have endured news of so much violence and hate in recent weeks, near and far, with the presence of terrorism lurking here on the home-front. All this is happening as we Catholics experience our annual encounter with the Church’s Season Read More

Advent Calls Us to Holiness

By Deacon Jim Russell [The post below can also be found in the December issue of the Office of Laity and Family Life's e-newsletter, "Disciples' Dispatch." If you'd like to receive the newsletter via e-mail, just drop me a line at jimrussell@archstl.org. Thanks and have a Blessed Advent! JR]   Read More

Life is Fragile

By Katie Pesha, Executive Director Communications & Planning Follow me @KPesha   “She was staring straight at the ceiling, her eyes opened wide and she gave a little smile, turned her head to the side and was gone.” That was the description my father recently shared with me about my Read More

The O Antiphons of Advent and Gaudete

By Elizabeth Westhoff, Director Marketing & Mission Awareness Follow me on Twitter! @ESWesthoff I think I’m finally getting Advent right this year. Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll attest to the fact that the two seasons of the Church calendar I love the most are Lent (and the Triduum) and Advent. Read More