Monthly Archives: December 2015

Homily: Learning from Mary and Elizabeth

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily from the 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C, given at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish on Sunday, December 20th, 2015.

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Advent Antiphons: December 20th

Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior.     Cf. Isaiah 45:8 The barren earth of sin and decay, the fruitless … Continue reading

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Advent Antiphons: December 19th

The Dawn from on high will visit us, guiding our feet in the way of peace.    Luke 1: 78-79 The pathway of peace is not always intuitive and it requires illumination so that we do not misstep in the … Continue reading

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Advent Antiphons: December 18th

Christ our King is coming, he is the Lamb foretold by John. It was written in the Scriptures, and written even in the stars as the Magi would learn, that a great ruler had been promised to Israel.  One who … Continue reading

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Advent Antiphons: December 17th

Behold, the Desired of all the nations will come, and the house of the Lord will be filled with glory.     Cf. Haggai 2:7 When the temple was rebuilt after the Babylonian Exile, it was a heartfelt cry of … Continue reading

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Advent Antiphons: December 16th

The Lord will come and he will not delay.  He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations.    Cf. Hebrews 2: 3; 1 Corinthians 4:5 It is a bold claim to say that Christ … Continue reading

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Advent Antiphons: December 15th

Behold, the Lord will come, and all his holy ones with him; and on that day there will be a great light.    Cf. Zechariah 14: 5-7 The Lord does not desire to come only by Himself.  That would be … Continue reading

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