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Browsing the December 2022 archive of GOSPEL MEDITATIONS

Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/31/22

January 1, 2023

Mary, The Holy Mother of God

We hide ourselves and our secrets from God because we are afraid. Even Mary can seem too perfect to approach. The shepherds find the strength to speak to Mary and Joseph at the moment they see the child in the ... Read More »

December 25, 2022 The Nativity of the Lord

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/20/22

December 25, 2022

The Nativity of the Lord

As we age, time seems to pass more quickly. Years seemingly fly by as one holiday flows into the next, January quickly becomes December and life maintains its hectic pace. What do we accomplish in all of that busyness? Perhaps technology ... Read More »

December 18, 2022 4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/16/22

December 18, 2022 4th Sunday of Advent

An entire town is wiped out by fire, a tornado rips through several neighborhoods, a bomb claims a maternity hospital and a sudden heart attack takes the life of a soul mate. Life is unpredictable and dramatic. Many buy into the sad ... Read More »

December 11, 2022 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/11/22

December 11, 2022 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

Life can leave us feeling dark and desolate. Sandy was just twenty-eight when her husband, Rob, died, leaving her to raise their two young children. She was without paid employment. Rob went to work one morning and never returned home. Sandy, ... Read More »

December 4, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/04/22

For six years I lived with a priest from Iraq. His hospitality was amazing. Every single morning, he would greet me with gracious words and a friendly tone. “Father, good morning! It’s good to see you, my friend!” He never stopped doing it, even though we lived in the ... Read More »