CHRISTMASCAzT 28: Beauty for God’s house, beauty for the poor

Advent is concluded and so are the 5 minute daily ADVENTCAzTs.  This year as a token of gratitude for my benefactors who donate and send items from my wish list, I will make a few more to carry us into the Christmas Octave.

And so, here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28.  Have some Mystic Monk Coffee and have a listen!

PS: My stat counter for this plugin has been screwed up.  Chime in if you listened.

PPS: These podcasts are also available through my iTunes feed. Let me know how you are listening.  Through the plug in on this post? Through iTunes? Downloading?

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10 Responses to CHRISTMASCAzT 28: Beauty for God’s house, beauty for the poor

  1. Robert of Rome says:

    Wonderful post, Father. Fascinating point by Quodvultdeus, that Herod is adoring the Christ Child even while he is persecuting Him. It takes deep theological reflection and courage to arrive at that insight — to stay with the Scripture beyond the surface, without resorting to allegory in this case. By the way, I listened to your post through the plug-in.

  2. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father, heavenly stuff! Listening on the plug, as throughout Advent.

  3. GFB says:

    Thank you very much, Father, for these podcasts in the Octave of Christmas! Thank you, in particular, for selecting these wonderful texts by Joseph Ratzinger and many Church Fathers, like Saint Quodvultdeus and Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe. BTW, I am listening through the plug in on the post, as I have been doing throughout Advent.

  4. SophiaGrace says:

    Listened via the plug-in on the mobile theme. Thank you, Father. Continued prayers for you.

  5. Arlen says:

    Thank you for posting this Father. Would you mind spelling out the title of the book by Ratzinger? I hope to make use of that selection in defending the faith against the Puritans in my life.

    [Gottes Angesicht suchen. Betrachtungen im Kirchenjahr. 2d ed. Freising: Kyrios Verlag, 1979.]

  6. Pedantic Classicist says:

    Gorgeous music and meditations. Thank you and Merry Christmas, Pater Zuhlsdorf. Merry Christmas to all of you lovely readers out there as well.

    Hope you have been well. I too have been haunting New York City this season; it’s been fun, particularly getting back to the Met after a long time …though it’s a lot harder to find David’s Death of Socrates these days! XD

  7. wanda says:

    Thank you, Fr. Z. Listened thru the plug-in. Sounds like these Saints are pro-life to me. May they pray for the un-born and for all those who labor in the pro-life movement.

  8. Sword40 says:

    Listened in as well. Haven’t missed one yet. Looking forward to the Lent casts.

  9. LadyMarchmain says:

    Thank you so much for these! This reading was so affirming, and I want the quote: the property that we all share in common, that truly belongs to everyone, including the poor, is beauty.

    Plug-in today on the mobile, but usually mp3 on my laptop. I don’t want these to stop! I have my Myystic Monk coffee in my Mystic Monk coffee mug while listening and it is such a great start to the day. The broadcast quality is excellent.

  10. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Yes, thank you! A fine parallel to the (EF) Collect (“non loquendo, sed moriendo confessi sunt”) in the excellent sermon extract from a saint any more of whose works I am not having any success finding online! (Plugin worked perfectly with post selected.)