Daily Archives: December 18, 2011

Christmas Novena – Day Three

(Mention your intentions here) O Adonai, and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who didst appear unto Moses in the burning bush, and gavest him the law in Sinai, come to redeem us with an outstretched arm!  Recite one Our Father, … Continue reading

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Father Cantalamessa’s 3rd Advent Sermon

Rome, DEC. 16, 2011 Here is a translation of the third Advent sermon by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the pontifical household, which was delivered today. 1. The Christian faith crosses the ocean Four days ago the American … Continue reading

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December 18th, 2011 – Fourth Sunday in Advent: The Mystery Kept Secret.

Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11,16 Psalm 89:2-5,27,29 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 What is announced to Mary in today’s Gospel is the revelation of all that the prophets had spoken. It is, as Paul declares in today’s Epistle, the mystery kept … Continue reading

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