"From his roots a bud shall blossom"

May we be mindful of the Source of our roots and what we hope to have blossom. Rooted in Colonia Esperanza in Tijuana, Mexico, Sister Gene McNalley ministers to those who live on the economic margins of that land.

Advent Week Two
Retreat Ministry
Laudato Si'

Advent Encounters with the WORD

Week Two – “from his roots a bud shall blossom” 

Isaiah foretells that the spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge and fear of the LORD rests upon those who remain rooted in God.

  • How and to what is your life rooted?
  • Do the relationships in your life allow for service of those not able to do for themselves?
  • How are we called to be lights of hope?


If we walk in hope
We have joy in our hearts.
Let us be lights of hope!
Pope Francis

As the journey of Advent prepares our lives for the light of Christmas, the words of Pope Francis challenge us both to fan the sparks of our faith and love and to recognize the challenges to human dignity and the common good in our fragile world.

How are we called to be lights of hope during these Advent days?

We welcome your concrete insights that can be sent to us via the ‘Contact Us’ form under Who We Are.
Your shared ‘light of hope’ will be added to the ‘bowl of blessing’ in our front administration office during Advent.



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