Missing the Advent Beauty that Used to be Catholicism – UPDATED

He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

Part of what makes Patheos so interesting is this: it's a place where you can find a progressive female Christian minister write so exquisitely about a Lutheran Advent Vespers as to make a Catholic's soul lurch in holy envy:In those soft evenings, the quiet of late December surrounded me – but my life itself was loud. I did not know how much I needed to settle for 45 minutes into song and silence and hear someone sing about the angel Gabriel and Mary. The first time I heard, "you have cast … [Read more...]

Raffling off Magnificat’s Advent App! TWO WINNERS!

UPDATE: Magnificat was nice enough to send me a second gift app, so I was able to pull two winning names, and they are: (Ta-da!)Shauna Anderson and MMR. Brian Sullivan was the first pick, but I shouldn't have included him, because he has an android. Offered an Ave for you, Brian!I have emailed you both with your appropriate codes. Enjoy!Congrats, and thanks very much to everyone who donated. The sisters are very grateful, indeed!Some may have noticed me, in social media, … [Read more...]


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