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What is Advent?

What is Advent?

Advent? What is all about

The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is coming. We may reflect that every year at this time we celebrate his coming , so that in a sense we can lose the feeling of expectancy and joyful anticipation, because at the end of the season, everything seems to return to pretty much the same routine. If that is the case, then our preparation may have been lacking ... continue reading

U.S., Europe next on Islamic State's list to attack, Saudi king warns

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) • Catholic Online • 8/31/2014

As the world grows more appalled by the day about the inhumanities conducted by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah warns that the west is not immune. A staunch ally of both the U.S. and its allies, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud says that the ...

In this homily, Fr. Ignatius teaches on the meaning of today's Gospel and how it is a misinterpretation to conclude that this opposes the Dogma of Mary's Perpetual Virginity.

Tuesday, July 22 - Homily - Mary's Perpetual Virginity

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) • Catholic Online • 7/22/2014

Did Mary have other children? In this homily, Fr. Ignatius teaches on the meaning of today's Gospel and how it is a misinterpretation to conclude that this opposes the Dogma of Mary's Perpetual Virginity.


Monday, July 14 - Homily: St. Bonaventure the Seraphic Doctor

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) • Catholic Online • 7/13/2014

The "second founder" of the Franciscans, St. Bonaventure led the ever growing order with great holiness and profound prudence. He became bishop, cardinal, and was declared a saint and doctor of the Church. He stressed not only the importance of learning with the intellect, but of loving ...

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The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

Christmas Story explained

To become the mother of the Savior, Mary "was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role."132 The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as "full of grace". In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God's grace... continue reading

Mary, Mother of God Mary Speaks From the Heart

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Mary Remembers

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Jesus, Beloved Son A Birth Foretold

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Daily Scripture Readings for Advent

Advent Daily Readings

The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. The Bible readings listed below relate to the Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the promised Messiah. continue reading

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