What If This Is Your Last Advent?


Catholic speaker, author and radio host Gary Zimak announces the Following The Truth Advent Radio Retreat

Whether we like it or not, one of these Advents seasons will be our last. Could it be this year?

The Church teaches that Advent “makes present the ancient expectancy of the Messiah” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 523), but for many of us Advent gets lost in the shuffle as we prepare for Christmas. When was the last time you made use of the four weeks of Advent to prepare to welcome Christ more deeply into your life? If you’re like most people, you’re probably way too busy baking, shopping and running around to focus on spiritual matters during the Advent season. But what if this year is your last Advent on earth? Are you prepared to tell the Lord that you had more important things to do than spending some time trying to get to know Him better?

Beginning on December 1 at 8 PM Eastern on The Gary Zimak Show on BlogTalkRadio, I will be leading an Advent Radio Retreat. Every Monday-Friday for 30 minutes, we’ll look at Scripture and discuss ways to better prepare to welcome the Savior more deeply into our lives. In addition to Biblical readings, I’ll be using some rare material from out of print books all designed to bring you and Christ closer together. Simply put, there is no other Catholic radio show that will present a retreat like this. Best of all, there is no cost, you don’t have to purchase any books and you won’t even have to leave your home!

Want to learn more? Tune in tonight (Monday, November 10) at 8 PM Eastern as I discuss more about our Advent Radio Retreat. If you miss the live broadcast, you can listen to the archived podcast (after the show airs) by clicking here.

How important is it for you to grow closer to Christ this Advent? Are you willing to invest 30 minutes a night? I look forward to you being a part of this retreat. Please share the invitation with your friends and email me with any questions.

God Bless,

Are you looking for a speaker for Lent of 2015? I still have a limited number of dates available and I would be honored to speak at your parish or conference. Please contact me ASAP to inquire about availability. In addition to my new Give Up Worrying For Lent talk, a list of my most popular topics can be found here.

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One Response to What If This Is Your Last Advent?

  1. Kathy Campbell says:

    Hi Gary,
    It’s been awhile since I’ve e-mailed. I prayed that Fr. George wld invite you to speak at our parish, but it’s still a no go. The good news is many ladies in the church the past year have been listening and even some made there Consecration to Mary, and have been blessed to listen and read your books . Our group if ladies are looking forward to the Advent retreat in Dec. I wanted to thank you for your ministry, and we still haven’t given up on have you speak at our parish St. George in George West, TX. If you ever make it to Texas let me know and pray we can have come speak .

    Prayers for your retreat this summer . Please pray for me as well. I will be the Lay Director for women’s upcoming retreat this summer as well. I ask that you keep me and all team and pilgrims attending in yr prayers. When I made my consecration for the third time this year, this was not something I thought I could or would do. As Fr. Larry would say “It’s not about us ” all thing happen for God’s Glory!
    Kathy Campbell

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