Inspirational Advent Reading

by | Dec 8, 2007 | Advent and Christmas, Saints | 0 comments

My husband just posted the

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent
by Saint John Vianney

over at his blog Unam Ecclesiam. This, along with all the sermons for the church year including holy days and special feast, by the dear Cure’ of Ars can be found in this book that I purchased for husband a few years back…

It is well worth the time to hop over there to read and contemplate this sermon.

It begins:

“Memorare novissima tua et in aeternum non peccabis.”

“In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin.”
Ecclus. vii. 40

“How is it that these truths, which have converted so many sinners, make so little impression upon us? Ah! my brethren, that is because we do not take them to heart sufficiently. Behold, my brethren, how much Jesus Christ wishes to save us; at one time he appears to us as a poor child in the crib, lying on a handful of straw, which He moistens with His tears; again treated like a criminal, bound, pinioned, crowned with thorns, scourged, falling under the weight of the cross, and dying in martyrdom out of love for us. “

Click here to read the rest. Oh! You can also read his sermon on purgatory here.

St. John Vianney, pray for us!

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