Second Sunday of Advent
This Advent we acknowledge the gifts of women in our families, communities and world. As a creation story from the First Nations People of Central and North Queensland reminds us,
Women in Aboriginal life were nurturers, leaders, carriers of the flame and keepers of wisdom. The creation story of the Seven Sisters saw them come down from the heavens bringing everything that was beautiful in the world.
(Mercy Partners Formation. 2021).
Mary of Nazareth was a woman who walked closely with Sophia (wisdom). Mary reflected on the events of her life, looking at them like photographs, pondering them, recalling what had taken place, seeing the truths that were part of her life.
(Rupp, J. The Star in My Heart. 1990. p.65)