Advent

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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope … It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel: “O Emmanuel (God with us), our King and lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Savior: come to save us, O Lord our God!” (Vespers for December 23rd; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Rex Gentium

O Rex Gentium: “O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and save man, whom you formed out of the clay!” (Vespers for December 22nd; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via [...]

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Is there room in your heart?

Another Advent Season is nearly concluded. Catholics and other Christians around the word have been waiting and watching for Christ to come. Indeed, not only waiting, but also preparing our hearts and homes for his arrival. In the gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A), we hear the angel of the Lord tell Joseph to not be afraid [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Oriens

O Oriens: “O dawn of the east, radiance of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!” (Vespers for December 21st; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Clavis David

O Clavis David: “O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man closes, who closes and no man opens: come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the shadows from his prison!” (Vespers for December 20th; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends [...]

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20 Lessons I Will Teach My Son

My little boy should arrive any day now. Having ventured beyond my due date, I’m experiencing Advent as the “season of patient waiting” to a very realistic extent this year. The extra days have given me ample time to reflect and prepare for both his arrival and the celebration of the arrival of the infant Jesus shortly thereafter. I decided [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Radix Jesse

O Radix Jesse: “O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: come, to save us, and do not delay!” (Vespers for December 19th; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using [...]

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Encountering the Word – Jeremiah 33:14-15

“The days are coming — oracle of the LORD — when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days, at that time, I will make a just shoot spring up for David; he shall do what is right and just in the land.” (Jeremiah 33:14-15) If you liked [...]

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The Christmas Story’s Best Supporting Actor

In the drama of the incarnation, Jesus is, of course, the star.  That’s the way it is at every birth.  All eyes are on the baby.  The co-star, though, is definitely mom.  Without her love and labor, the event could not have happened.  In this case, without mom’s faith it couldn’t have happened either.  According to Luke’s Gospel, an angel [...]