Sunday, December 6th, 2015 (Advent 2). Encountering Jesus: Mary & Joseph (Matt. 1:18-25).
The poem & image used in the Sermon are: Sr. Columba Guare. O Eve! & Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO. Virgin Mary and Eve. Crayon & pencil drawing © 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey. I happened to have seen them on Facebook here, but prints and Christmas cards with the image can be purchased through the Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey Store.
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