Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2012

posted by Mike on December 23rd, 2012

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You will grieve, but your grief will become joy.
–John 16:20

Today, as usual for the fourth Sunday of Advent, Worcester Catholic Workers and friends gathered to Christmas carol. We numbered a mighty 21 this year, and visited a nursing home and people around the neighborhood.

It is not true that violence and hatred should have the last word,
and that war and destruction rule forever—
This is true: Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given,
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
his name shall be called wonderful councilor, mighty God,
the Everlasting, the Prince of peace.
Daniel Berrigan

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Items

From now until Epiphany, if you download a Christmas album from Michael Iafrate, he’ll donate all the money to the Catholic Peace Fellowship.

Dorothy Day is on the road to official sainthood–the Catholic News Service has a series of videos about her. “Anarchist. Protester. Advocate for the poor. A saint for our time?”

Finally, Christmas is a cozy time, and Bilbo Baggins’s house is one of the coziest places in literature, so you may enjoy: Food in The Hobbit.

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