Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fourth Sunday

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The Gospel at Mass today features Mary and Elizabeth.

In the passage, Elizabeth is the first to say, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb."

Deacon Greg has posted a fine homily on today's Gospel that could be simply titled "Welcome Home."

Fran also has a good reflection for this Sunday.

Flashbacks: Fourth Sundays 2008, 2007 and 2006.

The painting above is "Mary and Elizabeth" by Dorothy Webster Hawksley (1884-1970).

1 comment:

St Edwards Blog said...

I went to Ein Kerem (Elizabeth's village) the first time I went to Israel, in November 2004. It was very moving. Add to that the realization, having been in Nazareth a few days earlier, what a journey that must have been.