Category Archives: ADVENT

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – “the childlike dash towards the long-desired thing”

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”. This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent. Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not so much … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 13: 2nd Friday of Advent – “the trees of the wood will clap their hands”

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 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Advent: true Advent preparation

Advent begins a new liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church presents the history of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the return of the Lord.  Each year we ourselves are a little different. The unchanging … Continue reading

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REMINDER: CD of music for Advent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Last year the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Missouri, released a great music CD of music for Advent.
It is still available!
There are zillions of Christmas music offerings out there.  Advent?  Not so much.
This disk can help you keep … Continue reading

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SUPER-ULTRA-HYPER-URGENT EMERGENCY ACTION ITEM!

Can you help?
The CD of Advent music by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is doing well on the charts.
I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: O Antiphons – 17 December – O Sapientia

On December 17th we enter into that final stretch of our Advent preparation. In the Church’s solemn prayer of the hours, at Vespers, the great “O Antiphons” are sung. Today we have the first.
Years ago, I made a little webpage … Continue reading

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O!

Today we begin the final days of Advent, which bring with them the beautiful O Antiphons, or “Great Antiphons”.

Years ago I made a page about these antiphons. I have intended (for years) to update the last couple days.
The O Antiphons … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Gaudete Sunday – the “good news” of the chaff’s destiny in “unquenchable fire”

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is nicknamed “Gaudete … Rejoice!”, from the first word of the first chant, the Introit.  Today we relax slightly our penitential focus during Advent.  Some say Advent is not a penitential time, even though it … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession o{]:¬)
We should…
1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;
2) …wait our turn in line patiently;
3) …come at the time confessions are scheduled, not a few minutes before they are to … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 08: 2nd Sunday of Advent

I am continuing with my 5 minute daily podcasts to help your preparation for the upcoming feast.
And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

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