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First Week of Advent

Mary as Healer

“Mary is not wearied by our littleness; her smile comes down to us like a benediction through the sea of flickering candles, and she blesses our wildflowers withering at her feet. For each one of us is “another Christ”; each one, to Mary, is her only child. It is therefore not tedious to her to hear the trifles that we tell her, to look at the bruises that we bring to her, and seeing our wound of sin, to heal it.”

Caryll Houselander,
The Reed of God


Video Reflection

In week one of Advent, Sr. Miriam discusses motherhood and how to let Mary into your heart to heal from mother wounds. No matter what has happened with your own mother, you have a spiritual mother, Mary, who LOVES you! She is kind, attentive, truthful, and desires to draw you closer to Jesus so that you might become fully alive in her son.

Podcast Episode

Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, HeadshotMary as Healer with Sr. Miriam

November 27, 2022 | 26 min.

Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, introduces the theme of each week of her Advent reflection journal, Behold. She also explains how allowing ourselves to gaze at God—and inviting God into our lives—is the most fruitful way to begin the Advent season.

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