Advent "wreath" made by Housemate C.
Photo, me 12/14/08
Dicite pusillanimes confortamini et nolite timere! Ecce Deus noster veniet, et salvabit nos!
Say to the fainthearted, be comforted and fear not! Behold, our God will come and save us!
Communion of today's Mass, '62.
I did a quick look back at this Sunday last year. What a glorious time that was! This year I feel more of "the duty of delight."
Please keep a special intention in your prayers.
Semper gaudete. Sine intermissione orate. In omnibus gratias agite: hæc est enim voluntas Dei in Christo Iesu in omnibus vobis...Ipse autem Deus pacis sanctificet vos per omnia: ut integer spiritus vester, et anima, et corpus sine querela in adventu Domini nostri Iesu Christi servetur. Fidelis est, qui vocavit vos: qui etiam faciet.
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in everything. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for all of you... And may the God of peace himself sanctify you through all things, so that your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved without blame unto the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who has called you is faithful. He shall act even now.
From the Second Reading of today's Mass, '69