ProLifeCorner- Today begins the second week of Advent. Many of us have seen the wreath with four candles that appear in many churches and homes across our country.
Many Christians look forward to the Advent season although some have no knowledge at all of what Advent is all about. We present this article in the hope that it will give us a better understanding of this beautiful practice leading us to the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Advent is the preparatory season leading up to Christmas. Themes of readiness, watchfulness and anticipation mark these days of penitential and austere preparation before Christmas. The purpose of Advent is to prepare us for a deep, personal, life-changing, world-shaking encounter with Christ this Christmas. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- By James- Thousands are murdered every day by abortion, there is war in the Middle East, and our liberal culture destroying families. Our world is in desperate need of peace. St. Augustine defines the term “Tranquillitas Ordinis” in Book 19 of the City of God as “Peace Is The Tranquility Of Order.” Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- Lent is a time of repentance, conversion and coming closer to our Lord Jesus. It is a time when Jesus calls us closer. But we live in a world that pulls us in another direction. It is a direction that goes anywhere but towards holiness. The world wants to make us comfortable where we are at; in front of the screen, in the fridge or on the phone. In short, the world wants us to forget about God, His mercy and healing power. I invite you to enter into Lent as a retreat. There are many ways we can come closer to Jesus and grow in holiness and grace. Continue reading →