Advent Antiphons: December 22nd

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, for the Almighty has done great things for me.     Luke 1:46, 49

The song of Our Lady, sung in the house of her cousin, expresses the same disposition that our hearts should always have before God the Almighty. For He who is mighty has indeed done unto us a mighty thing.  What do we have that has not come from His hand?  Even the challenges and sufferings of this life, in the friendship of His son, are indeed great things; they are pathways of grace.

The Blessed Mother’s song summons us to gratitude.  Today, and all days, we will choose to be grateful.  A grateful heart magnifies, makes bigger, the God in whom we believe so that, grown large in us, the world around us may see Him, too.

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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