Advent

Celebrating Advent

By Terri Aluise / November 30, 2015 /

The season of Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical calendar, anticipating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Of course, the advent of our Lord began with the Annunciation. St. Louis de Montfort says in True Devotion to Mary: “God the Holy Spirit formed Jesus Christ in Mary, but only after having asked…

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Veni, Veni, Emmanuel: Advent 2015

By John M. DeJak / November 29, 2015 /

Today is the First Sunday of Advent. Here is an excerpt on the meaning of Advent: In Advent, the Greek Church celebrates particularly the ancestors of Our Lord–all the Patriarchs and Prophets of the Old Testament, but especially Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Latin Church also mentions them often in this period. In the Breviary, many texts are…

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O Antiphons

By John M. DeJak / December 18, 2013 /

We are in the midst of the great O Antiphons leading up to Christmas! Don’t forget to make these prayers part of your daily devotions as we prepare for Our Lord’s coming at Christmas and into our hearts every day. Check this link out for the Latin and English prayers!

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

By John M. DeJak / December 22, 2012 /

It is our pleasure to provide our readers prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Not only are these prayers appropriate for the lighting of the final candle of the Advent Wreath, they are appropriate as part of the mealtime or evening prayers throughout this week until Christmas. We hope these are providing some spiritual sustenance for…

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Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday

By John M. DeJak / December 15, 2012 /

It is our pleasure to provide our readers prayers for Gaudete Sunday. Not only are these prayers appropriate for the lighting of the rose candle, they are appropriate as part of the mealtime or evening prayers throughout this week. We hope these are providing some spiritual sustenance for your Advent.–The Board of Directors Prayers for Gaudete Sunday…

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The Second Sunday of Advent

By John M. DeJak / December 8, 2012 /

It is our pleasure to provide our readers prayers for the Second Sunday in Advent. Not only are these and all the prayers for the Sundays in Advent appropriate for the lighting of the candles on the particular Sunday, they are appropriate as part of the mealtime or evening prayers throughout each of the weeks in…

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The First Sunday of Advent

By John M. DeJak / December 1, 2012 /

During the next several weeks the Bellarmine Forum will be posting some prayers to cultivate devotions in the home for you and your families. We hope that these devotions will help you in your spiritual life as the Church prays with the rhythm of the seasons in her liturgical life. The beauty of these prayers…

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