Last article of section "Spirituality and Prayer"
1) Meeting John to encounter Jesus Thanks to the liturgy of the Roman Rite for the 2nd Sunday of Advent and to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we are called to meet two people that played a role in the preparation for the encounter of the Lord with humanity, the Virgin Mary and John the Baptis...read more
Articles from section "Spirituality and Prayer"
Advent calendars don’t always come with chocolates, but also exist online. For the fifth year Xt3.com has launched its Advent calendar at http://www.xt3.com/advent Xt3 – which stands for …read more
Here is a translation of the first Advent homily, delivered today by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household. The sermon is titled "Francis of Assisi and …read more
Here is the text of an address given at the end of November by Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, regarding the end of the Year of Faith, and "what's next?" * * * Thank you for inviting me to …read more
Americans love decorations. It is a billion dollar business. And we can’t wait to put them up. Driven by a commercial calendar, we throw up spiders and bats in mid-September, and, once we …read more
1) Vigilance and discernment In the Canticle of the Sun  (recited in the liturgy of the Hours during Advent), Saint Francis of Assisi expresses his contemplation of the world and elevates …read more