Monthly Archives: December 2017

22 12, 2017

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

2019-05-28T14:12:19+00:00December 22nd, 2017|

In the forty second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus, in a dull provincial backwater of the Roman Empire, the world's true King tabernacled silently for nine months in the virginal womb of a then unknown Jewish maiden, Mary of Nazareth. The Blessed Virgin Mary’s divine Infant is Jesus Christ, the long awaited Saviour of mankind, Messiah. Christ the [...]

3 12, 2017

Wake Up, Look Up

2019-05-28T14:19:22+00:00December 3rd, 2017|

Hora est de somno surgere. Advent is the austere and sobering start of the new liturgical year. We recall humanity’s primordial expulsion from paradise. We ponder the Four Last Things; death, judgement, hell, and heaven. The cry of Wachet auf rouses sleepy pilgrims from their dreams. It urges us to wake up, and to look up, towards the transcendent horizon from whence [...]