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Nuestra Señora la Santísima Virgen María

      En estos días de Adviento la Iglesia entra en un tiempo de espera orante por la llegada de Jesús, en compañía de la Santísima Virgen.  La Palabra de Dios nos presenta a María desde varias perspectivas.  Una de ellas es como la morada del Dios vivo. Leemos en el Segundo libro de Samuel: “David reunió una vez más a los selectos
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Second Sunday of Advent 'A' Homily – Part 2

John the Baptist          On this Second Sunday of the New Church Year, John the Baptist stands before the ages and us in Chapter 3 of St. Matthew. He shouts out an invitation to repentance. He warns of impending judgment. He exhorts us to find security only int the Lord himself, not in superficial religious identity and external observances:For God can raise up children of
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Second Sunday of Advent 'A' Homily – Part 1

Bernard of Clairvaux          Introduction: How Time flies! Here we are already at the Second Sunday of Advent! And "the world as we know it is passing away" faster than we would like, with ourselves moving right along with it! We move with this Sunday of Advent deeper into the Final Age of the World that announces the absolute End Time, when the Kingdom of God will be definitely
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An Advent Orientation - Part 3

Fr. Sam Anthony Morello, OCD. (Advent/2014) Three Great Personalities of Advent Expectation and Vigilance ~      We keep our ears attentive to the Advent voices of hopeful Isaiah, especially his predicting a Jewish restoration after the Babylonian Exile; to the voice John the Baptizer, preaching God’s Kingdom urgently in an ascetical desert waste; and to that of Jesus
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AnAdvent Orientation - Part 2

Fr. Sam Anthony Morello, OCD. (Advent/2014) The Historical Origin of Advent ...      The Season of Advent came to us from the ancient Churches of the Catholic East. The early first millennium found the Churches of the East and West in beautiful harmony, “breathing with both lungs”, as St. Pope John Paul II aspired anew. The western churches of Gaul (modern France) and
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An Advent Orientation – Part 1

Fr. Sam Anthony Morello, OCD. (Advent/2014) Advent -- The Coming of the Lord...       As is commonly known, the word Advent comes from the Latin Adventus, meaning the ‘Coming’.  Naturally in a Christian context reference here is to the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In what senses the Lord comes is spelled out in the development of the Season. In a nutshell,
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