Sister Jeanne Ann Weber – A Favorite Season, A Chosen Prophet

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Sister Jeanne Ann Weber – A Favorite Season, A Chosen Prophet

Russian icon of the Prophet Isaiah, 18th century (iconostasis of Transfiguration Church, Kizhi monastery, Karelia, Russia)

Advent is one of my favorite liturgical seasons. The readings at the Eucharist and our Morning and Evening Prayer speak of longing, hope, joy, justice, and peace.  It is a time to remember Christ’s coming in the past, Christ’s coming in our daily lives, and his return in glory.The Church’s chosen prophet during this season is Isaiah.  He is quoted by Jesus and the disciples more than any other prophet. These are a few of my favorite quotations from the book of Isaiah:

Isaiah 2: 3 Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain, to the house of God in order that God may instruct us and we may walk in his paths.

Isaiah 2:4 They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.

Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, say to those whose hearts are frightened:  be strong, fear not!  Here is your God.

Isaiah 58:6-8b ….I wish the setting free of the oppressed, sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; ….then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed.

Isaiah 64: 7: We are the clay and you the potter:   we are all the work of your hands.

What are your favorite quotes from the prophet Isaiah? 


Sister Jeanne Ann Weber

Sister Jeanne Ann Weber is Director of Liturgy. She has experience as a teacher, advocate for women and children, giving retreats and spiritual direction. She is a member of the Shalom Spiritual Direction Training Program at the Monastery.See all of Sister Jeanne Ann’s posts.


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