Tag Archives: ADVENT

ADVENTCAzT 04: The two loneliest places in the world

Once again, in gratitude to my donors and benefactors, this year I offer 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 03: O Mountain ever blessed!

Once again, in gratitude to my donors and benefactors, this year I offer 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 02: God has things to tell us

Once again, in gratitude to my donors and benefactors, this year I offer 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 01: God is the God of the second chance

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. These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors … Continue reading

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Blue Vestments: wherein Fr. Z rants

The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it.  Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite. At this … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 00: Joyful penance and penitential joy

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. These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 33: Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

UPDATE: For some reason this did not post automatically when it was scheduled to post.  So… better late than never.  Thanks to a reader for catching this.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ____ Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 32: The Church is a colony of heaven

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you observe the Octave of Christmas. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Christmas.  Sorry, but I am posting this a bit late in the day. Busy time! This is the penultimate … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 31: The primary purpose of the Incarnation is God’s glory!

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you observe the Octave of Christmas. Today is Tuesday in the Octave of Christmas.   These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist. … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 29: Why the three feasts after Christmas?

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you observe the Octave of Christmas. Today is Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist.  Thank … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 28: “Be not afraid!”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for CHRISTMAS DAY– to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord. I’ll give you a few CHRISTMASCAzTs.  Today is Saturday in the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 27: Do you recognize the voice of your Lord?

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for CHRISTMAS DAY– to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord. I’ll give you a few CHRISTMASCAzTs.  Today is Friday in the … Continue reading

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St. Lucy and Advent Ember Week

13 December was the darkest day of the old Julian calendar.  Thus, today in the Gregorian calendar is the feast of St. Lucy, whose name from the Latin lux, for “light”, reminds us who dwell in the still darkening northern hemisphere … Continue reading

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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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Christmas shopping, Advent, and You

It is Advent, and we must let Advent be Advent.   It is a time of spiritual preparing for receiving the Lord, who comes now and will come to us in many ways.  In fact, it is a time of … Continue reading

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