Monday – 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 1 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes: cease to do perversely, learn to do well; seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow. And then come, and accuse me, says the Lord. If your sins be as scarlet, they shall be … Read More

Our Practice During Advent

(You can download this article as a pdf HERE) If our holy mother the Church spends the time of Advent in this solemn preparation for the threefold coming of Jesus Christ; if, after the example of the prudent virgins, she keeps her lamp lit ready for the coming of the Bridegroom; we, being her members and her children, ought to enter into her spirit, and apply to ourselves this warning of our Saviour: ‘Let your loins be girt, and lamps … Read More

The Liturgical Year – General Preface

Dom Prosper Gueranger (1805 – 1875) (You can download this article as a pdf HERE) Prayer is man’s richest boon. It is his light, his nourishment, and his very life, for it brings him into communication with God, who is light, nourishment, and life. But of ourselves we know not what we should pray for as we ought; we must needs, therefore, address ourselves to Jesus Christ, and say to Him as the apostles did: ‘Lord, teach us how to … Read More