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Winter Solstice Celebration 2022 A Winter’s Dream: Waking up to the Promise of Peace

Winter Solstice Celebration 2022

December 28, 2022

About 50 of us gathered at the Renewal Center for our annual Winter Solstice Celebration led by Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS. We recorded Fr. Joe’s talk and part of the communal prayers. Pray with us and walk the path lit by luminaries to the Reconciliation Labyrinth on our campus.

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Christmas and Depression, an Assembling God’s Puzzle video

December 14, 2022

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS.
Christmas — the most wonderful time of the year? Our culture tells us it is. But according to mental health agencies and therapists, more people report feeling depressed at Christmas time than almost any other time of the year. Why is that?

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December Taizé: Mary Speaks to Juan Diego

December 12, 2022

The story of the origin of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is well known. Juan Diego was a quiet, humble man, a poor peasant. Our Lady spoke to Juan Diego in his own language, with an appearance that reflected the indigenous people and their culture.

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Advent prayer and meditation resources to deepen your anticipation of Christmas

December 8, 2022

We've compiled a set of Advent meditations and prayers. Some are videos, some are written meditations. All will help you celebrate this season and deepen your longing for the Incarnation.

Encounters of the Fourth Kind: Intro and Advent

Encounters of the Fourth Kind: Intro and Advent

November 28, 2022

By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS.
This new video series explores up close and personal encounters between humans and the spiritual. During Advent, we think about Mary who had an angel tell her that she was to be the mother of the Son of God. That was an encounter of the fourth kind.

Coming to Light: Winter Solstice Celebration

Fr. Joe Nassal’s Winter Solstice Talk

December 22, 2021

Precious Blood Renewal Center welcomed 35 people in person and 9 folks online for our annual Winter Solstice Celebration, featuring Fr. Joe Nassal. Fr. Joe’s talk is now available; you can watch it here.

Video Practice: Visio Divina with the Nativity

December 20, 2021

By Kathy Keary
As we continue our video series on contemplative prayer and with Christmas fast approaching, let's take a moment using visio divina and journaling to pause and reflect on that graced moment when the Christ child was born.

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Video Practice: Journaling: Welcoming Jesus

December 13, 2021

By Kathy Keary
As we warmly welcome Jesus into our lives, we will put pen to paper to express all that is stirring within.

Advent Through the Eyes of St. Joseph

Advent Through the Eyes of St. Joseph

Presented by Fr. Ron Will
On this Advent Day of Prayer, we will contemplate the experience of God being born into human flesh as Jesus of Nazareth, looking at the experience through the eyes of St. Joseph, his foster father.

Taizé for December: Advent Anticipation

Taizé for December: Advent Anticipation

December 3, 2021

We gather in December around an Advent Wreath in anticipation of the Incarnation, of God entering the world and our lives. Rays of light from the wreath’s candles encircle us and those we love.

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