Director's Message: Novermber 29, 2020

Dear Friends,

"If 2020 needs anything, it is hope," said Pope Francis. Advent reminds us that we do have hope, and "hope has a name, and it is Jesus Christ," the Emmanuel: God-With-Us (Pope Francis). This God is making himself known in our human reality. God became flesh so we can find God... so we can find Hope in all things. 

As pilgrims in search of hope, let’s journey together and share the hope we find with one another. The Saint Raphaela Center is producing a series of reflections entitled "Images of Advent," contributed by 26 of our friends, retreatants and community members. We know images can lead us into contemplation, reveal movements of God in our daily lives, and evoke insight into our spiritual lives. We invite you to enter into this intentional and communal prayer practice with us each day on social media. We also invite you to Taizé Prayer on December 9 and an Advent Evening Reflection on December 15.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13)

In Hope,
Lyan Tri, acj


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