Meditations

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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Advent prayer and meditation resources to deepen your anticipation of Christmas

December 15, 2021

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.

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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.

“The Anxiety of Saint Joseph” (L'anxiété de Saint Joseph), 1886-1894 by James Tissot in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

St. Joseph’s Challenge — Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 3

December 7, 2020

By Kathy Keary
St. Joseph was challenged with uncertainty. As we conclude our Advent series, you are invited to use your imagination to walk in the shoes of Joseph. Allow Joseph’s story to speak to you.

Advent Meditation: Finding Hope in Uncertainty

Advent Meditation Finding Hope in Uncertainty

December 1, 2020

“Finding Hope in Uncertainty” is an Advent meditation hosted by Precious Blood Renewal Center that uses scripture, spoken word and song to guide you on the Nativity journey of Mary and Joseph.

Annunciation (c. 1472–1475), The Uffizi Gallery, is thought to be Leonardo da Vinci's earliest complete work

Mary’s Challenge — Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 2

November 30, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Here I present a guided mediation for Advent, this one based on the Announcement of the Birth of Jesus. You are invited to use your imagination as you enter into the mind and heart of Mary.

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Our Challenge — Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 1

November 23, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Activities that keep my mind focused on the present moment are lifesavers that not only relieve my mind of worries but seem to have a long-lasting calming effect and have increased my propensity to remain in the present moment.

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