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Offline magdalena

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What are you reading for Advent?
« on: November 29, 2012, 05:15:33 PM »
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  • I ask this question because Advent has often gone by the wayside for me due to the hectic pace that inevitably precedes Christmas.  So what do you plan on reading this year, and do you have any suggestions as to what has been helpful to you in the past?  
    But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
    Luke 10:42

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 06:21:25 PM »
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  • I am reading a great book about a great Saint who lived in France in the 1800's - Leon Papin Dupont.  

    I find the writing style is very enjoyable and really helps you to not only get to know him, but be inspired by his life -

    The book is out of print, but a digital copy can be found here:

    http://www.catholickingdom.com/s_Library/Books/H/The_Holy_Man_of_Tours_JANVIER_OCR_CK.pdf

    There are many other good books there if you are looking for digital PDF copies...


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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 06:38:35 PM »
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  • The Valiant Woman by Msgr. Landriot.  

    Google books has it as a free download.  I use Calibre as my e-reading software on my computer.

    Marsha

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 07:42:14 PM »
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  • Spies In The Vatican by D Alvarez   :whistleblower:
    There Is No Such Thing As 'Sede Vacantism'...
    nor is there such thing as a 'Feeneyite' or 'Feeneyism'

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 09:03:31 PM »
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  • The Book of Isaiah with a commentary.

    A book of daily devotions for Advent with writings from St. Francis.

    The Imitation of Christ, which I reread every year during Advent.  

    The Homilies of St Gregory the Great

    Byzantine Advent is six week, not four, so I have two weeks more that the rest of you to get it done.   :smile:
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir


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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 09:34:32 PM »
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  • Quote from: Sigismund
    The Book of Isaiah with a commentary.

    A book of daily devotions for Advent with writings from St. Francis.

    The Imitation of Christ, which I reread every year during Advent.  

    The Homilies of St Gregory the Great

    Byzantine Advent is six week, not four, so I have two weeks more that the rest of you to get it done.   :smile:


    The Ambrosian Rite also has six Sundays in Advent, beginning with the Sunday after Martinmas (11 November), which this year was the 18th of November.

    If circumstances and exigencies of duties permit, I shall be uploading a commentary upon the Prophecy of Isaias from the Breviary Meditations volumes from whence I have been uploading pages throughout this past month.

    Many things to scan and upload and too little time!!
    Please ignore all that I have written regarding sedevacantism.

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 09:58:38 PM »
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  • I am going to try to get through the Advent section of The Liturgical Year, it just always takes me more time to read than I plan, but I do my best. I should probably find something that would be a good read-aloud for my family too.

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 10:04:16 PM »
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  • Quote from: Sigismund
    The Book of Isaiah with a commentary.

    A book of daily devotions for Advent with writings from St. Francis.

    The Imitation of Christ, which I reread every year during Advent.  

    The Homilies of St Gregory the Great

    Byzantine Advent is six week, not four, so I have two weeks more that the rest of you to get it done.   :smile:


    Very ambitious - I admire your stamina!


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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 10:07:37 PM »
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  • Online I am reading, "Why is Thy Apparel Red?" by Father Walz  of 1914.  It is very good!  I type in the title and it is with Fr. Jeffery Keyes and is free to read!

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    « Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 10:08:04 PM »
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  • Thank you, Hobbledehoy.  I, too, Mabel, would like to get started on The Liturgical Year, as well as The Glories of Mary and perhaps Christ in His Mysteries by Blessed Columba Marmion.  I still have a couple days to decide.  Too much might overwhelm me, and I'll have to give up cathInfo!
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    But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
    Luke 10:42

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 10:51:40 PM »
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  • Magdelena, thank you for this thread.

    The other day, I "coincidentally" came across a reference to The Love of Eternal Wisdom, St. Louis Marie de Montfort.   I look forward to concentration on chapter 14, although seemingly more appropriate for Lent.


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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 11:25:39 PM »
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    Thank you, Hobbledehoy.  I, too, Mabel, would like to get started on The Liturgical Year, as well as The Glories of Mary and perhaps Christ in His Mysteries by Blessed Columba Marmion.  I still have a couple days to decide.  Too much might overwhelm me, and I'll have to give up cathInfo!
     :reading:



    Give up CathInfo??????????????

    NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






    But seriously - these are all great suggestions.

    May I recommend the life of Ven. Anne de Guigne?  Be careful, though, for it was
    promoted last year in the climate of the message that we ought to seek higher
    virtue by being submissive to authority, and that was before +Williamson was
    "excluded" on the basis of "disobedience."  

    But it's an excellent story and easy to read, well within the confines of Advent.
    You'll still be able to find time to decorate the tree and wrap some presents!   :laugh1:





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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 09:48:11 PM »
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  • Quote from: PerEvangelicaDicta
    Magdelena, thank you for this thread.

    The other day, I "coincidentally" came across a reference to The Love of Eternal Wisdom, St. Louis Marie de Montfort.   I look forward to concentration on chapter 14, although seemingly more appropriate for Lent.







    It is appropriate always and everywhere.

    In the celebrated fourteenth chapter of his classic work The Love of the Eternal Wisdom (trans. A. Somers S.M.M.; Philadelphia, Penn.: The Peter Reilly Company, 1949), St. Louis-Marie de Montfort cites the Office of Saint Andrew given here: http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a=topic&t=21779

    Herein is the adorable wisdom and sweetness wherewith the Holy Ghost guides Holy Mother Church in her Sacred Liturgy to be seen and admired: the great Apostle Saint Andrew, with the illustrious example of his love for the Cross crimsoned with Martyred glory, begins the Sanctoral cycle of the Roman Breviary and Missal, and oftentimes is as a herald announcing the imminent commencement of the sacred season of Advent; that the faithful may bear in mind that the Passion and Cross of Our Lord is ever to be remembered even whilst venerating the Mysteries of the Incarnation and Nativity.

    For Jesus Christ can never be separated from His beloved Cross, for which His Sacred Heart yearned ardently even from the moment He took abode in the immaculate womb of His Virgin Mother: for by the Cross He would repair the injustices whereby the majesty and sanctity of His Father had been outraged, and redeem fallen mankind. The Cross reconciled the love the Sacred Heart has for the God the Father, co-substantial and co-equal unto Himself, who together with the Holy Ghost, is the God of infinite majesty and ineffable holiness, and for the which reason the slightest sin is the worst catastrophe possible; and the love He bore to man, who by reason of his own fault had doomed himself and his progeny to the reprobation from which only a God all maddened by a love rivaling his omnipotence (as Saint Alphonsus often wrote) would and could save by bestowing graces infinitely greater than his primeval innocence in Eden in such a wondrous manner.










































    Please ignore all that I have written regarding sedevacantism.

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 10:03:31 PM »
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  • Hobbledehoy, the excerpts you post often move me to tears, they are so beautiful and/or profound.
    I heard that chapter 14 is the crowning achievement of St. L  de M.  Now I understand. and will spend time in contemplation during this joyous, holy season.
    Thank you, friend of Christ.  Your immense love for our Savior is inspired and inspiring.

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    What are you reading for Advent?
    « Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 10:25:10 PM »
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    The Book of Isaiah with a commentary.

    A book of daily devotions for Advent with writings from St. Francis.

    The Imitation of Christ, which I reread every year during Advent.  

    The Homilies of St Gregory the Great

    Byzantine Advent is six week, not four, so I have two weeks more that the rest of you to get it done.   :smile:


    The Ambrosian Rite also has six Sundays in Advent, beginning with the Sunday after Martinmas (11 November), which this year was the 18th of November.

    If circumstances and exigencies of duties permit, I shall be uploading a commentary upon the Prophecy of Isaias from the Breviary Meditations volumes from whence I have been uploading pages throughout this past month.

    Many things to scan and upload and too little time!!


    I am looking forward to reading it.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

     

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