Advent Antiphons: November 30th

Beside the Sea of Galilee, the Lord saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and he said to them: Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.   Cf. Matthew 4:18-19

On this Feast of Saint Andrew, one of two Advent Feasts we observe this year, we praise God for calling forth laborers in pairs.  The work of fishing for men is never done in isolation, alone, but always in the community of friendship with other believers in Christ.  No matter how lonely the work at times, there are no solitary disciples and preachers in God’s Kingdom.

We also praise God for calling us precisely from where we are at in life, and in the world.  He went to the shores of Galilee to find his chosen laborers. He finds us, and calls us, at our desk, at the kitchen sink, on the assembly line- there is no place too far, or too ordinary, for His mission to find us.

Advent Post Series, 2015

About Father Nathan Reesman

On Twitter: @FatherReesman Father Nathan Reesman is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, ordained in 2006. He is the Shared Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, and also of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, both in West Bend, Wisconsin. He is also the Courage and EnCourage chaplain for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Courage is an apostolate of the Catholic Church that ministers to men and women who experience same sex attraction. Father Reesman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, obtaining his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in the year 2000. He completed his seminary studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2006, obtaining a Masters of Divinity. Father Reesman completed post-graduate studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, obtaining a Doctor of Ministry in 2019.
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