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Your RORATE MASSES – UPDATES

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent.
This is a beautiful custom – making a come back thanks to the spread of tradition – whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before dawn.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 13: From this mystery, sacred song is born

Another in my series of short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 13, for Friday 2nd Week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 12: What happened when Christ was born?

Another in my series of short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 12, for Thursday 2nd Week of Advent.
Fulton Sheen uses an analogy.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 11: “And the Word was made flesh”

Another in my series of short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 11, for Wednesday 2nd Week of Advent.  Happy Feast of St. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 10: “[Justification – restitution – (vocation)]”

Another in my series of short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 10, for Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 09: Silence v. Noise

Another in my series of short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 09, for Monday 2nd Week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 08: “Femininity is clearly threatened”

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
Joseph Ratzinger talks about … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 07: “If you have never before prayed with Mary…”

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st week of Advent. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 06: Trembling with holy fear because we are so damaged

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st week of Advent.
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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent: “we escape neither the Enemy lion nor the glorious Lion of Judah”

Our Collect (once called the “Opening Prayer”) for the 2nd Sunday of Advent was not in the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum but it was in the so-called Rotulus (“scroll”) of Ravenna, dated perhaps as early as the 5th century.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 05: The man formed by liturgy

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday in the 1st week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 04: The essence of Christian chronology

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 04, for Wednesday in the 1st week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 03: Is your “interior cellphone” busy?

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 03, for Tuesday in the 1st week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 02: Confrontation of truths

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 02, for Monday in the 1st week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 01: The angel departs. Her mission remains.

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 01, for the 1st Sunday of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 00: Preparation and You

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 00, for Saturday before the 1st Vespers of Advent.
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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent (N.O.): They are His but they are ours

We’ve come around this weekend to the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year.
In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring the future Second Coming … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is Advent a penitential season? Also, Advent Blue Vestments… NO! ANNUAL SONG ALERT!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In my 14.75 years as a Catholic, I’ve heard that Advent:
1) Is a penitential season
2) Is a semi-penitentials season
3) Is no longer a penitential season but was before Vatican II
4) Never was a penitential season
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Another parish goes ‘ad orientem’ at Advent

A while back I posted about the first TLM celebrated in decades at a famous North Side Chicago Church, St. Stanislaw Kostka.  HERE
Now I’ve received additional good news about that same church.
They will have ad orientem worship beginning in Advent.
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Stir Up Sunday and Advent is coming! GET READY!

Advent is upon us soon.  The Last Sunday of the Year is 26 November.  That is “Stir Up Sunday“, when you should prepare your Christmas puddings.
Think about getting your Christmas shopping done early.
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