Advent Antiphons: December 12th

The Lord has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.      Luke 1:52

Who are the mighty?  They are the self-assured, the popular, the ones who are convinced that no help is needed.  The ones who turn to passing things like money, might, and fame as the source of their strength; these are the mighty who God casts down.

On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we praise God for the lowly who have carried this sacred image to every corner of the Americas, with little statues, bumper stickers, tattoos, street corner shrines, and home altars in honor of the Virgin.  These are the ones who know from whom their strength comes.  These are the ones God will lift up.

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. 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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