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Dec 14 - Homily - Union with God: Much Prayer, Much Sacrifice, Much Mortification

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Today's gospel shows that Elijah was supposed to return before the Messiah, and Our Lord tells us that this prophesy was fulfilled by John the Baptist. This reference to Elijah is providential because today is the memorial of St. John of the Cross, a Carmelite, and the Carmelites claim Elijah as their founder. Elijah, St. John the Baptist, St. John of the Cross, and Our Lord Himself all tell us the same thing--authentic Love of God is always accompanied by much prayer, much sacrifice, and much mortification, but once we have come into the presence of God, we will never desire anything else. Ave Maria! Mass: St. John of the Cross - Mem - Form: OF Readings: Saturday in the 2nd Week in Advent 1st: sir 48:1-4, 9-11 Resp: psa 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 Gsp: mat 17:10-13


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