December 11, 2020
In this 3rd part of Bishop Gilmore's Advent reflection, Bishop continues speaking about the topic of Hope, by using an inspiring true to life story about a man named, Peguy who suffered greatly in his life, but clung on to his " little girl Hope."
In Peguy’s poem, the Lord himself says: the dark is my favorite time; my first creation, the night. That plunged Peguy into the beginning of all mysteries, that of Creation itself. The Hebrew people believed, and the Christian people after them, that God made the world ex nihilo, out of nothing … out of no previous existing material. “In the beginning, the Book of Genesis says ‘darkness covered the abyss.”
Out of darkness, there came " Hope " for Peguy. Out of darkness, there is Hope at the end of this Advent Season.
December 9, 2020
In this 2nd mini advent reflection, Bishop Gilmore continues to reflect on the topic of Hope with the help of a certain Charles Peguy, a married man who died in 1914.
This time, he looks at Hope through the eyes of a child in Peguy's life and finds the spark through which Peguy could find consolation during this difficult life through his " little Girl Hope."
It is an unusual reflection - not the typical Christmas Story. However, it looks deeper into the Theological Virtue of Hope in a way that resonates in our lives today.
December 7, 2020
In this mini advent reflection, Bishop Gilmore reflections on the topic of Hope with the help of a certain Charles Peguy, a married man who died in 1914. He was a French writer and poet who had a difficult marriage but who was attracted to the Theological virtue of Hope. Thus, this brings us to the first of a three series on Hope.
December 7, 9, and 11. 2020.