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4th Sunday of Advent

Advent Poem By St. John the Cross

If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the road

pregnant with the Holy and say,

“I need shelter for the night.

Please take me inside your heart, my time is so close.”

Then, under the roof of your soul,

you will witness the sublime intimacy,

the divine, the Christ, taking birth forever,

as she grasps your hand for help,

for each of us is the midwife of God, each of us.

Yes, there, under the dome of your being,

does creation come into existence eternally,

through your womb, dear pilgrim,

the sacred womb of your soul,

as God grasps our arms for help:

for each of us is His beloved servant never far.

If you want, the virgin will come walking down the street,

pregnant with Light, and sing!

Watch Enya - O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Mary sustains our waiting for God

“Mary sustains our journey toward Christmas,

for she teaches us how to live this Advent Season

in expectation of the Lord.

For this time of Advent is a time of waiting for the Lord,

who will visit us all on the feast,

but also, each one, in our own hearts.

The Lord is coming! Let us wait for him!”

Pope Francis, Angelus, 8 December 2013

Watch Kathy Mattea - Mary Did You Know

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