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Ortus Christi: Meditations for Advent
Originally published in 1921, this “mini Advent retreat” with Mother St. Paul will help you prepare for the coming of the Babe, the Prince of Peace!
Reading these meditations we discover with surprise how much spiritual food is obtainable from a study of the lessons and liturgy of Advent. Mother St. Paul is always a heart-searcher. She presses self-reform upon souls, who to the eye of the outward observers and perhaps in their own conceit, have little or nothing to amend. We must always be following Christ, and Christ is ever moving forward. Deliberately to stand still is to widen the distance between ourselves and him, an ungenerous, not to say a dangerous thing to do. What are called here Meditations may well be taken for daily spiritual reading in preparation for Christmas.
Advent after all is a season of joy, and these Meditations must be taken in a joyful spirit. Courage and enthusiasm in the cause of Christ is the supreme need of all Catholics who really love His coming.(2 Timothy 4:8)
Softcover, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 144 pp.