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, 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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