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Tag: Advent

Maranatha, Our Lord Comes!

During Advent, our hearts and minds turn to the celebration of the Birth of our Lord. We reflect on His coming – the moment that Jesus was made incarnate in the womb of His Blessed Mother Mary – and we consider the place He wants to have in each of our lives. Even before Jesus’… Read More ›

“Adventus Rex” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

2nd Sunday of Advent (Bar 5:1-9; Lk 3:1-6) “Adventus Rex”  PDF Version Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): Bar 5:1-9; Lk 3:1-6 The word Advent has its origins in the Latin word Adventus, which translates into the Arrival or the Coming of someone of great importance. In Ancient Rome, the term Adventus… Read More ›

“In the Footsteps of the Holy Women” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered as part of the annual CWL Advent Retreat in 2017. In the Footsteps of the Holy Women No notes available

“Hope For The End” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

1st Sunday of Advent (1 The 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-26) “Hope For The End”  PDF Version Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 A few years ago, some good friends bought me a copy of the book World War Zby Max Brooks.  There is a movie version… Read More ›

“The Origins of ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

In this brief meditation, preached as part of the Advent Mission to the parish of St. Rita’s in Rockyford, Fr. Cristino explains how this popular Advent hymn came to be; and how hidden within the Latin text is a comforting message meant to bring our Advent preparation to a hopeful close. The Origins of ‘O… Read More ›

” Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

First Sunday of Advent (Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37) “Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication” PDF Version  Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B (2017): Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37 If you have been to the mall since after Halloween, you will have discovered that Christmas trees,… Read More ›

O Holy Night, the world in silence waits

Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. Just ask any expectant mother and she’ll tell you. From the moment she learns she is going to have a child, the waiting begins – for nine long months. And there’s nothing she can do to speed it along, nor would she really want to, for… Read More ›

Saturdays with Mary

This past Sunday marked the beginning of a new liturgical year. It is Advent, a time set aside to help us prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas Day and ends on Christmas Eve. Like Lent, it is a penitential… Read More ›

“The Christmas Story!” – (New Zealand Version)

“Anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:15) In the midst of all the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the Christmas Season, we must not forget to smile at the beauty of innocence and joy – the disposition of the Holy Family on that fateful… Read More ›

“Advent Invites Us Home” – Talk by Fr. Jonathan Gibson

Hear for yourself an Anglican priest’s journey home to the One True Church. Now a Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Jonathan’s shares his inspiring and enlightening journey of Faith. “For years as an Anglican I had a feeling of dislocation and an experience of estrangement and confusion and I felt like a distant relative who didn’t really… Read More ›