Advent is the season of the seed: Christ loved this symbol of the seed ... Advent, the seed of the world's life, was hidden
in Our Lady: Advent is the season of the secret, the secret of the
growth of Christ, of Divine Love growing in silence. It is the season of humility, silence, and growth.
For nine months Christ grew in His Mother's body.
By His own will she formed Him from herself, from the
simplicity of her daily life.
She had nothing to give Him but herself.
He asked for nothing else.
She gave Him herself.
Working, eating, sleeping, she was forming His body from hers. His flesh and blood. From her humanity she gave Him His humanity.
Walking in the streets of Nazareth to do her shopping, to visit her friends, she set His feet on the path of Jerusalem.
Washing, weaving, kneading, sweeping, her hands prepared His hands for the nails.
Every beat of her heart gave Him His heart to love with, His heart to be broken by love.more>>>
ADVENT Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI : Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning,
invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence.
It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us,
signs of the attention he has for each one of us.
How often does God give us a glimpse of his love! To keep, as it were,
an "interior journal" of this love would be a beautiful and salutary task for our life! read more:
Bible Reflections for the Sundays of ADVENT & CHRISTMAS by Dr. Scott Hahn: for the Sundays in Advent: read more>>>