Category Archives: Advent

The period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting.

Origin of ADVENT
Middle English, from Medieval Latin ‘adventus’, from Latin, arrival, from ‘advenire’.
First Known Use: 12th century.

Y’all Rejoice!


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Epistle: Phil. 4:4-7 (Joy and Peace.)

Gospel: Jn. 1:19-28 (John the Baptist’s Testimony to Himself.)

…in the midst of our Advent penance and preparations, in the midst of our recognition of our need for a savior and really our unreadiness to receive Him. How much work has to be done – how much preparation there is that remains undone. The Church tells us, “Rejoice” using the words of St. Paul as he says: “In all things, rejoice.”

If We Wish To Be Holy We Ought First To Be Good


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Gospel: Lk 3:10-18.

…we see in John’s answer for those who come for the baptism of repentance that old theological maxim: That grace builds upon nature. If we wish to be holy we ought first to be good. If we wish to draw close to God, we ought first to put off the works of evil and of selfishness.