Reading for December 21.
The following is the meditation for Day 3 (December 18) of the Advent Novena. For the full text of the novena, click here. Day 3: The Child Jesus had now begun his incarnate life. Let us consider the glorious soul and the holy body that he had assumed, adoring them deeply. Admiring first the … [Read More...]
The following is the meditation for Day 2 (December 17) of the Advent Novena. For the full text of the novena, click here. Day 2: At the holy house of Nazareth, where Mary and Joseph lived, the Eternal Word was about to take on a created nature. As the Holy Spirit approached to overshadow … [Read More...]
The year begins with expectation, longing for the Coming, a season pregnant with desire. But when the wreath is hung, the candles lit, the lectionary page turned, do we forget where we have been? In our haste to welcome new beginnings, do we sweep away the memory of our glorious end? Do we … [Read More...]
Yesterday, I posted an introduction to the Advent Novena, perhaps my favorite tradition for this time of year. If you missed that post, go read it first and then come back, so you can have a better feel for what the novena is all about. In this post, I'll get down to the nitty-gritty, providing you … [Read More...]
I only learned within the past ten years about how the Advent and Christmas seasons have traditionally been observed in the Church's liturgical year. And I'm guessing there are many others who are as in the dark about this topic as I was. To share what I've learned, I've written several times in … [Read More...]