Saturday, November 27, 2021

As We Await The Blessed Hope,...

 ...the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, eager to do what is good.

Titus 2:13-14

And so it begins.

The first days of the new liturgical year.

Draped in purple, with just a touch of rose and a hint of white.

And while the world has already started its external preparations for Christmas, we start our internal ones.

Advent is here. And while the repeated "Veni, Veni" of the "O" Antiphons are still weeks away, pointing us to the "Venite, Adoremus" of "Adeste Fideles", that time will come sooner than we anticipate.

But now, it is time to prepare the way of the Lord. He Who cannot be confined bound Himself in human flesh, starting with the nine months in His Mother's womb. He Who is invisible is about to be seen. He Who is the Bread of Life will come to the House of Bread. He Who is the Lamb of God will be born in a stable.

How you prepare will be up to you.

But do prepare.

Love, the guest, the rose, the bird, the star, the Lord, is on His way.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

2021 Thanksgiving Day Card

May you rejoice always for all the blessings bestowed upon you by God. May your prayer of thanksgiving to Him be unceasing. May your gratitude both now and forever shine forth in thought, word, and deed so as to do His will.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!

Monday, November 22, 2021

A Cantata For A Lady

The Memorial of St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr, is today. As the patron saint of musician, there were times in history where concerts were performed in her honor and composition written in her name. George Frederick Handel composed this work in 1739, using a poem written in 1687 by John Dryden.

To all those involved in church music, no matter what level of competency, may you continue to "make a joyful sound unto the Lord."

Monday, November 01, 2021

November 2021 Morning Offering Prayer Intention

Here is the intention for this month when prayer the Morning Offering:

People who suffer from depression. We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

A reflection for this intention is found here.