First Sunday Of Advent - November 28, 2021
“From the heights of Heaven,” says St. Ambrose, “Jesus comes. Let the sluggish soul at last arise, no longer stretched upon the ground, for behold a new star (the Divine Sun) already shines forth to banish all things hurtful to us.” St. Leo adds: “It behooves all men to prepare for the Savior’s coming, lest they be found given up to greed, or entangled in the cares of the world.(Epistle – Romans 13, 11-14)
The Divine Judge will come soon, for death lies in wait for us and “a thousand years are as yesterday” in the sight of God. At this, His second Advent, Christ will come to render to each according to His works. The Jewish race will continue to the end of the world to witness to this fact and to be converted. Earthly kingdoms will then come to an end, while the heavenly kingdom will begin, to last eternally. God grant us a share in it. (Gospel – Luke 21, 25-33) St. Andrew Missal
As we begin the new liturgical year we remind you that our 2022 Liturgical Calendar is still available. Once again, as for the past several years, our calendar has been favorably reviewed by Rorate Coeli. You can see their review on our home page.
Today is also the feast of Saint Catherine Labouré and the images above portray the first apparition of Our Lady to the saint concerning the Miraculous Medal. Saint Catherine’s body has remained incorrupt since her death in 1876.