Sermons

Christmas I – by Sr. Madeleine Mary, CSM

The passage from John sounds almost too profound to talk about….too theological, too poetic.  What does one say? I mean the poetry is so beautiful and it involves that active Word that the Hebrew people believed in as well as that Logos of cosmic relationship that the Greeks could understand. But John shocks everybody with […]

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The Nativity of our Lord 2015- by the Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta

“But Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2: 19) Mary certainly had a lot to think about.  Ever since God swept into her life on an angel’s wings, she had been trying to take it in.  How could she ever have expected such a direct visitation from the Holy […]

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Advent 1C: November 28, 2015 St. Mary’s Convent, Sewanee by the Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta

“Jesus said, ‘There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.’” (Luke 21:25) “The Advent mystery,” wrote Thomas Merton, “is the beginning of the end of all in us that is not yet Christ.” “The […]

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Sermon for 9/27/15 – Becky Crigger

Let my life be given me – that is my petition – and the lives of my people – that is my request.  For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Esther is one of two books in the Bible that does not explicitly […]

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Proper 14B: August 9, 2015 by the Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta

“Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness and they died.  This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give […]

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