Advent Antiphons: December 14th

May I never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.   Galatians: 6: 14

On this the last of our obligatory Advent Memorials this year (having supplanted Saint Lucy yesterday with the Sunday observance), we praise God for the life and suffering of Saint John of the Cross.  Who would ever be so foolish as to boast in something so shameful as the Cross, unless of course they had come to realize its stunning wisdom?

There is no sanctity without suffering; suffering, that is, in the knowledge that all of our sufferings are a sharing in the sufferings of the One who suffered freely for all.  Such love moves hearts to be unmoved by the world.

Advent Post Series, 2015



About Father Nathan Reesman

On Twitter: @FatherReesman Father Nathan Reesman is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 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.
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