Laudetur Jesus Christus!
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celebration of our Lord's nativity is right around the corner, but we
still have two weeks left of Advent. Let us continue to pray that we
are prepared for his coming!
This Sunday is known as Gaudete Sunday. Similar to Laetare Sunday
in Lent, this Sunday foreshadows the birth of our Lord. For this
reason, we "rejoice" and light the third Advent candle, which is pink.
Furthermore, the Gaudete comes from the first word of the introit at Mass:
in Domino semper: iterum dico gaudete. Modestia vestra nota sit omnibus
hominibus: Dominus enim prope est. Nihil solliciti sitis: sed in omni
oratione petitiones vestrae innotescant apud Deum. Rejoice
in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to
all men: for the Lord is nigh. Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing
by prayer let your petitions be made known to God. (Phil 4:4-6).
Fr. Cassian, O.S.B.Toward the end of his life Cardinal Mayer of
blessed memory – the last of the Benedictine cardinals – composed a
litany of thanksgiving, which is so beautiful that I’d like to share
For all Thou hast given, Deo gratias.
For all Thou has withheld, Deo gratias.
For all Thou hast withdrawn, Deo gratias. Read More
Brushing Up on the Last Four Things
Fr. Cassian, O.S.B.
Even if the end of the world doesn’t come right away,
the end of our personal world will surely come with our death.
Therefore, it’s helpful to reflect – at least once a year – on the “the
four last things”: death, judgment, hell, and heaven. What does
today’s liturgy say about these four last things? Read More
Imitating the Perfection of Heaven
Fr. Thomas, O.S.B.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus presents us with the parable
of the kingdom of heaven being like a mustard seed: the mustard seed
begins very small, but is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree
(Mt 13:32) when it has grown. We can interpret the kingdom of heaven
at the individual level: in what measure is God present in my life
today? Read More
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