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Friday – Second Week of Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. From the Prophet Isaias – Chapter 24 Behold the Lord shall lay waste the earth, and shall strip it: and shall afflict the face thereof, and scatter abroad the inhabitants thereof. And it shall be as with the people, so with the priest; and as with the servant,... Read More

The Immaculate Conception – Thursday – Second Week of Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) At length, on the distant horizon, rises, with a soft and radiant light, the aurora of the Sun which has been so long desired. The happy Mother of the Messiah was to be born before the Messiah Himself; and this is the day of the Conception of Mary. The earth already possesses a first pledge of the divine mercy; the... Read More

Lacken Family Christmas Tradition

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW Processing the Baby Jesus to the crib on Christmas Morning – Our family Christmas procession, 16 years apart. The Reason for the SeasonJust over a year ago, I was browsing through some old family videos from when our children were small. I remember writing about one in particular. You see, back in 2005, when our youngest child was just three years old, we decided to... Read More

Wednesday – Second Week Of Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. From the Prophet Isaias – Chapter 16 Send forth, Oh Lord, the Lamb, the ruler of the earth, from Petra of the desert to the mount of the daughter of Sion. And it shall come to pass, that as a bird fleeing away, and as young ones flying... Read More

Tuesday – Second Week of Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. From the Prophet Isaias. Chapter 14 Her time is near at hand, and her days shall not be prolonged. For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose out of Israel, and will make them rest upon their own ground: and the stranger shall be... Read More

Monday – Second Week of Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. From the Prophet Isaias Chapter 13 The burden of Babylon, which Isaias the son of Amos saw. Upon the dark mountain lift ye up a banner, exalt the voice, lift up the hand and let the rulers go into the gates. I have commanded my sanctified ones, and... Read More

The Second Sunday of Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) The Office of this Sunday is filled, from beginning to end, with the sentiments of hope and joy, with which the soul should be animated at the glad tidings of the speedy coming of Him who is her Saviour and Spouse. The interior coming, that which is effected in the soul, is the almost exclusive object of the Church’s prayers... Read More

Saturday – First Week of Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. From the Prophet Isaias – Chapter 7 And the Lord spoke again to Achaz, saying: Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God, either unto the depth of hell or unto the height above. And Achaz said: I will not ask, and I will not tempt the... Read More