Advent

Day 18 (Dec. 14) The Uncertainty of His Coming & Venial Sin (Advent Meditation)

By John B. Manos / December 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 18 (Dec. 14) The Uncertainty of His Coming & Venial Sin (Advent Meditation)

An Advent meditation that helps you watch for Our Lord and His Second coming.
Venial sin is small as compared with mortal sin, but it is small only as ten thousand years are small compared with eternity

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Day 17 (Dec 13) The Signs of His Coming & The Eternity of Hell

By John B. Manos / December 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 17 (Dec 13) The Signs of His Coming & The Eternity of Hell

Advent Meditations from yesteryear, when people still believed there was a hell and wanted to avoid it, so they watched for the Lord. “Blessed is he whom his Lord, when He cometh, shall find watching.” These will help you watch!

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Day 16 (Dec 12) The Second Coming of Christ & The Aggravations of Hell (Advent Meditation)

By John B. Manos / December 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 16 (Dec 12) The Second Coming of Christ & The Aggravations of Hell (Advent Meditation)

Advent Meditations that prepare for the Coming of Our Lord — first AND SECOND!
Our Lord Himself had already declared that He would come again with power and great glory and would sit upon the throne of His glory.

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Day 15 (Dec 11) Rejoice Always & The Eternal Consequences of Sin (Advent Meditation)

By John B. Manos / December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 15 (Dec 11) Rejoice Always & The Eternal Consequences of Sin (Advent Meditation)

Advent Meditations geared towards your holiness! December 11
The saints, who had driven self-love out of their hearts, found it a pleasant and an easy task to be always joyful.
Beware the eternal consequences of sin.

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Day 14 (Dec 10) Rejoice & The Cause of our Failure (Advent Meditation)

By John B. Manos / December 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 14 (Dec 10) Rejoice & The Cause of our Failure (Advent Meditation)

Advent Meditations for December 10.
Contains the secret of true joy, and explains the one thing that can keep us from God.
There is only one obstacle in our way, only one real hindrance to our progress towards happiness and peace, only one barrier between us and God.

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Day 13 (Dec 9) Hope & The Dispositions necessary (Advent Meditation)

By John B. Manos / December 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 13 (Dec 9) Hope & The Dispositions necessary (Advent Meditation)

Advent Meditations that will get you closer to the mystics. “We have assumed a sort of independence of God which renders it impossible for Him to pour into our hearts that hope which is in exact proportion to our conformity to His will.”

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Day 12 (Dec 8) The Forerunner’s Office & The Means Provided

By John B. Manos / December 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 12 (Dec 8) The Forerunner’s Office & The Means Provided

REPENT AND PREPARE THE WAY! These Advent meditations by Fr. Clarke SJ hit hard where it is needed! “It meant that he was unworthy to serve Christ, even in the capacity of a slave, and by doing the work that many slaves would consider beneath them.”

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Day 11 (Dec 7) The Forerunner’s Message & The Models to be imitated

By John B. Manos / December 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 11 (Dec 7) The Forerunner’s Message & The Models to be imitated

Yet the teaching of St. John is true now, as it was at the time his words were first spoken.  Penance is the means of preparation for the advent of our King.

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Day 10 (Dec 6) The Forerunner of the King & How to Attain Our End

By John B. Manos / December 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 10 (Dec 6) The Forerunner of the King & How to Attain Our End

The secret of St. John’s success was thus the result of practicing what he preached.  He practiced much more than he preached, for he enjoined upon his hearers the simple performance of ordinary duties while he led a life of continual penance and self-denial.  If our words are to carry any weight we must not preach without practicing.

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Day 9 (Dec 5) The Fulfillment of the Decree & God the End of our Life

By John B. Manos / December 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Day 9 (Dec 5) The Fulfillment of the Decree & God the End of our Life

Advent Meditations. December 5. Our life is a circle: whence it first came, thither it must return.  As we proceeded from God, so we must go back to Him if our life is to be a success.  We can never find repose or lasting satisfaction in anything except God.  As long as we do not tend to Him, we shall be fluctuating, inconstant, uncertain.

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