Fourth Sunday of Advent

In the long process through which the Lord guided the human family and prepared us for the coming of our Redeemer, the arrival of Mary is the final step. So in Advent we pay particular attention to Mary; she is the best example of what it means to “prepare the way of...

Third Sunday of Advent

Today we begin the third week of Advent, the great and beautiful season of preparation for the coming of Jesus. As we have noted, our preparation is two-fold: first, we prepare to commemorate the first coming of the Word-made-flesh, a man like us, born on one silent,...

Second Sunday of Advent

Our gospel passage for today begins with these words: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.” The word “gospel” literally means “good news.” So we are reading the beginning of the good news of Jesus, the Anointed One, the Son of God. It is...

First Sunday of Advent

A blessed new liturgical year to all! Since the current calendar year has been marked by a catastrophic pandemic, our hearts are bursting with a most hopeful anticipation of a new and better future. Hopeful anticipation is what the season of Advent is all about. In...

Seasonal Introduction to Advent

Each Advent we are given the opportunity to begin anew and to enter a deeper place of interior awareness. We not only continue to await the second coming of the Lord, but we look forward to celebrating again the birth of the Babe in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago!...