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Winter Ordinary Time, How Shall We Spend It? LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - January 13, 2015 ... top navigation bar on the blog for what I'll be praying in case you want to join in! :) You'll notice that the current listing is for the novena to St. Francis de Sales , and that starts this Thursday, January 15th! He is the patron of teachers and writers, so lots of great fodder there to work with in terms of intentions. As soon as his feast day rolls around on January 24th, it's time to start another novena, this time St. Blaise (feast: February 2nd), and then Our Lady of Lourdes (feast: ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/winter-ordinary-time-how-shall-we-spend.html
Humility—Third Sunday of Advent—Cycle C IS MY PHYLACTERY SHOWING? - December 14, 2014 ... of Isaiah, "The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me." Isaiah announces freedom for those who are captive, glad tidings to those who are poor, and healing for the brokenhearted. The word for anointed in Isaiah is Mashiah , from which we get the word, Messiah. Isaiah is not speaking, intentionally, of the Messiah, but he prefigures the coming Messiah, as many others in salvation history prefigured Christ. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus reads this same passage in His ...http://theocoid.blogspot.com/2014/12/humilitythird-sunday-of-adventcycle-c.html
The Real Waiting -- Eric Garner and Advent GONE WALKABOUT - December 7, 2014 ... started. Save us. Do it again. -- Delivered in abridged form at Transfiguration Parish, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA, ...http://jimmcdermott.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-real-waiting-eric-garner-and-advent.html
Advent Starts: Come Lord Jesus! VIVIFICAT! - December 1, 2014 ... Lent, although the sense of Advent as a penitential season followed by the "little Easter" of the Birth of Jesus Christ has been mostly lost from our liturgical awareness. We need to rescue that memory and once again make it a living part of our consciousness. I also like Advent because it constitutes and entire season of pining for the Parousia, the final manifestation or "second coming" of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The readings from daily and Sunday masses emphasize the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cybercatholics/jrWV/~3/umedhNLmW8g/advent-starts-come-lord-jesus.html
Happy New Year! COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - November 30, 2014 ... important to keep our Advent Celebrations quite distinct from our Christmas Celebrations - though they are related, they are two different seasons of the Church's cycle, with different themes and moods. So as ever, we will celebrate Advent by saying our prayers around the Advent Wreath, singing O Come O Come Emmanuel and having a reading as we add another character to our Jesse Tree. We will also say the wonderful collect from the traditional Roman rite of the Mass: Arise in ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2014/11/today-is-first-sunday-of-advent.html
DPPL 124: Lent Begins CATHOLIC SENSIBILITY - November 12, 2014 It's time for Lent: 124. Lent precedes and prepares for Easter. It is a time to hear the Word of God, to convert, to prepare for and remember Baptism, to be reconciled with God and one's neighbor, and of more frequent recourse to the "arms of Christian penance"(Roman Missal, Feria IV Cinerum, Collecta): prayer, fasting and good works (cf. Mt 6, 1-6. 16-18). Note that Lent has a purpose of its own, that it is not just a period of preparation ...http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/dppl-124-lent-begins/