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]

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Season of Advent

The Season of Advent ushers in a new year for the Church. The Church has a different calendar from what we usually have. Advent then, is not just a season, but it is a celebration. Advent celebrates our "joyful waiting" for the coming of the Lord.

As we begin a new season in the Church's year and as we prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus, may we truly be granted the grace to persevere, to stand tall, and to welcome with joyful and worthy hearts, our awaited King -- Jesus Christ -- who, we believe will come in the end of time. May we truly have a blessed and meaningful advent as a worthy preparation to commemorate the Lord's Nativity on Christmas. AMEN.


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