Monday, January 19, 2009

Third Week of Advent

This weekend we had an invited speaker to talk about the needs of retired priests and religious. I gave a very short homily before introducing Sister Dolores to the congregation. Here it is

(NOTE: In case you are wandering...No that is not me on the left...)

The other day I was reading one of my favorite books “The count of Monte Cristo” By Alexander Dumas (You might know him by his nickname “The guy who wrote “The three musketeers”). I will not bore you with the details other that sharing with you the very last sentence of this book. It goes “All human wisdom is contained in two words: Wait and Hope.
Advent is a time for waiting and hoping, it is a time in wish we can find great wisdom. But Advent is also a season in which we remember special people. Today we have invited Sister Dolores to say a few words about a very special group of people, the retired priests and religious. These men and women have given their lives to the service of the church, and after many years, now, they to, like us wait “in joyful hope for the coming of our savior Jesus Christ”. So I will ask Sister Dolores to please come…