S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Advent -- Prepare Ye the way of the Lord!

We are approaching Christmas. We all know how much this involves by way of preparation. it is a feast that gives rise to humanitarian thoughts, and feelings of joy and peace. The children, the poor, the unfortunate are in the minds of all. this is one of the most heartening and praiseworthy aspects of our society. it educates us in the spirit of brotherhood, and so to an awareness of the needs and sufferings of others.

We must include in our Christmas planning some genuine reflection on Christ in the manger and a resolution for personal and social renewal. He Himself came among us as one who was lowly, humble, poor. At the same time He was the Messiah who redemmed us from every moral misery, as well as the prophet of hope of the Kingdom of Heaven.

- Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)


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