Advent Antiphons: December 21st

Blessed are you who have believed, that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.     Luke 1:45

We are told by the powers of this world that we will grow strong and powerful if we walk away from the old traditions, and place our belief, our faith, in the gods of progress, technology, and raw scientific validation.

Saint Luke, from the lips of Saint Elizabeth, tells us that we are truly blessed if we believe in the promises spoken to us by the Lord.  The God who is unseen, the God who lacks a Facebook page, the God who is not trendy; He is the one inviting us to believe in His coming.  And as we place our faith in Him above all else, our lives are rescued from the empty show of this passing world, and from the tyranny of chasing after the next new thing. To believe is to be blessed and to be free.

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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