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Lessons from women of the New Testament

Lessons from women of the New Testament

| Jessica Weinberger | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Catholic author and columnist Liz Kelly visited the Holy Land in 2013, she marveled at the convergence of faith and history unfolding in front of her. Praying over the Gospels through St. Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual exercises, specific biblical figures began appearing in her prayers: Mother Mary. Elizabeth. Mary of Magdalene. Anna.

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Zechariah and Elizabeth slip into Advent fashionably late

Zechariah and Elizabeth slip into Advent fashionably late

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Biblical characters that help us prepare for Christmas. Zechariah and Elizabeth are two key figures in the first chapter of Luke’s infancy narrative (Luke 1:5-2:52), and they play prominent roles in the Gospel readings for the weekday Masses immediately before Christmas. The Dec. 19 Gospel is the announcement by Gabriel to Zechariah of the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-25), Dec. 21 is Mary’s Visitation to Eliza­beth (Luke 1:39-45), Dec. 23 is the birth of the Baptist (Luke 1:57-66), and Dec. 24 is Zechariah’s canticle (Luke 1:67-79). The Visitation is also the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year C.

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