Category Archives: Advent

Need A Miracle? Try The Saint Andrew Novena!

  One of my favorite devotions, The Saint Andrew Novena, begins tomorrow (November 30)! It is piously believed that whoever recites this prayer fifteen times a day from the Feast of Saint Andrew (Nov 30) until Christmas will obtain what … Continue reading

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Advent Is Coming…Get Ready To Get Ready!

  “We know that there are three comings of the Lord. The third lies between the other two. It is invisible, while the other two are visible. In the first coming he was seen on earth, dwelling among men; he … Continue reading

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Following The Truth Advent Retreat To Begin On December 2nd!

  It’s that time again! Back by popular demand, the annual Following The Truth Advent Radio Retreat will begin on Monday, December 2nd! As in years past, we’ll journey together as we prepare to welcome Christ into our hearts. Each … Continue reading

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Avoiding Advent Pitfalls

  We’re all familiar with the main message of Advent: “PREPARE!” As we look back on past Advents, however, most of us have done a rather poor job preparing to welcome Christ. Sure, we’ve prepared for Christmas by buying gifts, … Continue reading

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Prepare The Way Of The Lord…An Advent Retreat!

  A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Is 40:3) How are YOU preparing for the coming of the Lord on Christmas Day? Beginning on … Continue reading

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An Advent Challenge: Love Your Enemies!

Dear Lord, So far today I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, cursed, or lost my temper. I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent. I am really glad about these things. But, in a few minutes Lord, I … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Saint Andrew Novena!

I have to admit that when I first heard of this Novena, which begins on November 30th (the feast of Saint Andrew), I was skeptical.? It sounded a little too superstitious to me.? As I did some more research and … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad That I Said “And Also With You”!

Maybe I shouldn’t admit this publicly, but I did slip up and say “and also with you” at Mass today.? Although I understand that this is the first day that we’ve used the new Roman Missal, I really should know … Continue reading

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