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Keep yourself in the meaning of these Advent days and, above all, pay heed to Him who is approaching; think from where He comes and to where it is He advances; consider His purpose in coming, the ripeness of the times, the route He may choose for His approach.

– Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), Doctor of the Church, Feast day August 20, on the Season of Advent

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Advent


” The whole Advent season is about merciful love.

We look upon God’s Infinite Mercy and know He finds such joy in coming to us, and that He finds joy in forgiving us.”

~ Mother Angelica

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Confession and Healing

Nothing in human experience is as efficacious in curing the memory and imagination as confession; it cleanses us of guilt and if we follow the admonition a of Our Lord we shall put completely out of mind our confessed sins: “No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). Confession also heals the imagination, eliminating its anxiety for the future.

LIFT UP YOUR HEART

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7

From Advent Meditations by Venerable Fulton Sheen

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Here is an online Advent Retreat website at Sacred Space. http://retreats.sacredspace.ie/advent-intro

 

 

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Advent Week 1


advent-wreath1Welcome to Advent Season! Today is the 1st Sunday in Advent. You can make it a time of prayer and meditation, good works, bible reading or reading a spiritual book that you haven’t had a chance to read.

We can get caught up in the festivities of Christmas, whether its shopping, parties, etc., that we can forget the true meaning of Christmas, which is the celebration of the Birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ. God sent His Only Begotten Son Jesus to be born among us, to live like us humans, to suffer like us and to save us from sin. What a Saviour we have in Jesus! Let us prepare to celebrate His Birthday.

Here is the first set of meditations by Venerable Fulton Sheen –

LET CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU

As God was physically formed in Mary, so he wills to be spiritually formed in you. If you knew he was seeing through your eyes, you would see in everyone a child of God. If you knew that he worked through your hands, they would bless all the day through. If you knew that He wants to use your mind, your will, your fingers, and your heart, how different you would be. If half the world did this, there would be no war!

HOW TO FIND CHRISTMAS PEACE

The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name.  Luke 1:49

Daily readings – http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/inspiration.asp#1 

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