Posts Tagged Advent

Wojtyla’s Homily of Third Sunday of Advent, 1974

Wojtyla's Homily of Third Sunday of Advent, 1974

“Are you he is to come, or shall we look for another?” Consider Cardinal Wojtyla’s Homily of 15 December 1974. Thus the Church “wants us to hear this

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Advent: Eternally in joy for a day’s exercise on the earth

Advent: Eternally in joy for a day's exercise on the earth

On the First Sunday of Advent (1974) Cardinal Wojtyla delivered a homily with a very Augustinian use of time consciousness. Advent is a special season bringing together past

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Blessed John Paul II offered the following prayer during his first visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, 1979: O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of

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Newman: “so creeps on this feeble weary world”

Newman: "so creeps on this feeble weary world"

For the past two years ago I made some posts on Newman’s advent sermons. He delivered four sermons for advent, found in volume V of the Parochial and

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Leon Bloy – fingertips touching the dark

Leon Bloy - fingertips touching the dark

Shepherd at watch, from Rembrandt “I merely take this opportunity to beg you to be on the watch. Present-day events are certainly hideous, but their tendency has nothing

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Advent 1999: John Paul II addressed Havel and Czech Pilgrims

Advent 1999: John Paul II addressed Havel and Czech Pilgrims

Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, left, speaks with Pope John Paul II during a private audience at the Vatican in Rome, Dec 18, 1999.  Havel, the dissident playwright

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Advent — Newman and Wojtyla

Advent -- Newman and Wojtyla

Advent is upon us.  Last year I reviewed a number of Newman’s sermons during the Advent season (see first review  here). Today, I returned to the sermons again.

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Another Newman Sermon on Advent: “Unreal Words”

Another Newman Sermon on Advent: "Unreal Words"

By thy words thou shalt be justified. . . “Unreal Words,” the fourth advent sermon from volume five of the Parochial and Plain Sermons, is a difficult one

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Another Newman Sermon on Advent: “Reverence – A Belief in God’s Presence”

The third of Newman’s Advent sermons using the passage from Isaiah: “Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very

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Another Newman Sermon on Advent: “Shrinking from Christ’s Coming”

Another Newman Sermon on Advent: "Shrinking from Christ's Coming"

Detail of Christ Pantokrator, National Shrine, Washington In an earlier post we explored an advent sermon by Newman on “Worship as preparation for Christ’s coming.” He reminds us

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