ADVENTCAzT 11: 2nd Wednesday of Advent – “Stir up our hearts, O Lord”

This year I once again offer a short daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.

These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist.  Thank you!

And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 11, for the 2nd Wednesday of Advent.

PS: My stat counter for this plug is massively screwed up.  Chime in if you listened.

PPS: I think these are available through my iTunes feed.

PPPS: Let me know how you are listening.  Through the plug in on this post? Through iTunes? Downloading?

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25 Responses to ADVENTCAzT 11: 2nd Wednesday of Advent – “Stir up our hearts, O Lord”

  1. excalibur says:

    Listening to them through iTunes on my old Powerbook.

  2. apward says:

    Listening to the ones posted on the blog.

  3. Rachel K says:

    Thankyou Fr for another lovely moment of reflection. I love the thought that Our Lady is the link between Old and New Testaments.

  4. Facta Non Verba says:

    Thank you Father.

  5. Art says:

    Thanks, Father. Have been listening to all the podcasts this Advent.

  6. Adrienne Regina says:

    Since the beginning of Advent, my day has started with your Adventcazt, but I haven’t “chimed in.” Rachel K. said what’s in my heart right now. Thank you Father Z.

  7. wanda says:

    Thank you, Fr. Z.

  8. TKS says:

    Using plug in. Thanks.

  9. New Sister says:

    Retroactive chiming in since 1st Sunday of Advent!

  10. PA mom says:

    Listening off of the blog.

    Thank you, Father.

  11. markomalley says:

    Thank you Father. I download the podcasts onto my phone and listen to them. I do this with “acast” — one of the older Android podcatchers that has been available for the past several years.

    (BTW, consider this a triple “chime” — for Monday, Tuesday, and today. I am often on the road when I listen and so, not being fond of posting and driving, I often don’t get a chance to “chime in”)

  12. SKAY says:

    Listening on the blog.
    Thank you, Father.

  13. yatzer says:

    Listening with appreciation from the blog.

  14. eiggam says:

    Thank you for this oasis of meditation, Father Z. The podcast come through just fine from the blog on an iPhone 5c and Windows 7 laptop.

  15. frahobbit says:

    Listen at work, when I take a little break. Thank you, Father.

  16. DavidR says:

    Listening through the plug-in on the blog. Thanks again.

    How deeply good Papa Benedict thinks.

  17. Lex Orandi says:

    I’ve been listening through the plug in within the posts themselves. Listened to most of them but generally mobile which makes it less easy to post comments…sorry.

  18. Vecchio di Londra says:

    Thank you for this Father. The Old Testament gives us so many touching portraits of Godfearing, patient, strongminded women – Sarah, Ruth, Esther, Judith, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah the mother of Samuel etc etc.
    When saying the Mystery of the Visitation I imagine Our Blessed Lady, a young girl, striding out courageously southward, possibly barefoot, over the rough terrain of the hills of Judaea, to visit her cousin Elizabeth, impelled by the message of the Angel.
    On that route Mary would surely have passed close to Shechem, where Abraham built an altar to the Lord, Joshua made the people swear their post-Exodus allegiance to the Torah, and where the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel was founded; and also passed through or by Shiloh, another ancient capital, which housed for a long time the Ark of the Covenant, a symbol for her own bearing of the Messiah. (We give her the title of ‘Ark of the Covenant’ in her Litany.)
    Everywhere on that journey there and back, she would have had reminders of the history of her ancestors. And she must surely have visited Jerusalem before going on to Bethlehem, or on her return journey back to Nazareth.

  19. Fiat Domine says:

    My husband who is no religion, and I, listen through the blog right before dinner as we light the Advent candles, and he says he really likes it, it has “moved” him, and he appreciates your voice.

    Thank you so much Father.

    [What a nice comment. Thanks for that.]

  20. Lin says:

    I listen on the blog and you do have a very nice speaking voice. Thank you!

  21. Siculum says:

    The stat counter seems to have been working for the last couple of days with respect to the downloads.

    Have been listening to them both in browser and downloading them in Windows 7 and Android, saving them, and listening daily as a family, streamed over home server to media box plugged into living room TV.

    I’m glad to hear about “acast,” since I don’t use iTunes.

    I learn something new every day from them, and they’re clearly put together by a devoted and true son of Mary. Thank you.

  22. Mariana2 says:

    Listening on the blog. Thanks, Father!

  23. ocleirbj says:

    I’m listening on the blog, it comes through very well.

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  25. AngelGuarded says:

    I listen on this blog during my morning break at work. I also download via iTunes and listen to them on my MP3 player intermittently. Thank you for these, Fr Z.