What better time, than as we enter the Advent season, to pass along the joy of God-centred people, as Marie and Ginny describe here.

I would like to pass this on to the very dedicated people of the Madonna House apostolate.  You will also find a link to their field houses in my sidebar.

To begin the Advent season, I share with you the words of Catherine Doherty:

“Advent is a time of standing still and yet making a pilgrimage.  It is an inner pilgrimage, a pilgrimage in which we don’t use our feet.  We stand still; yet in a manner of speaking, we walk a thousand miles across the world – just because we choose to stand still.  So, then, let us enter, you and I, into the pilgrimage that doesn’t take us from home.  For ours is a pilgrimage of the spirit, which is a thousand times harder than a journey of the feet.  Let us arise and go.”

[Taken from:  Donkey Bells


9 thoughts on “Emmanuel

  1. ‘ I will arise and go now,
    And go to Innisfree…

    … And I shall have some peace there,
    For peace comes dropping slow,
    Dropping from the veils of the morning
    To where the cricket sings;
    There midnight’s all a glimmer,
    And noon a purple glow,
    And evening full of the linnet’s wings.’


    As soon as I read the post this poem ( only part of which is here) came to mind. And the mention of purple glow fits in so well doesn’t it?

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