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Ave Maria Meditations

The Lord is coming; I place myself in His presence and go to meet Him with all the energy of my will. This coming was expected for long ages; it was foretold by the prophets, and desired by all the just who were not granted to see its dawn. The Church commemorates and renews this expectation with each recurring Advent, expressing this longing to the Savior who is to come…

The spirit of the Advent liturgy, commemorating the age long expectation of the Redeemer, will prepare us to celebrate the mystery of the Word made flesh by arousing in each one of us an intimate, personal expectation of the renewed coming of Christ to our soul. This coming is accomplished by grace; to the degree in which grace develops in us, it becomes more copious, more penetrating, until it transforms the soul. Advent is a season of waiting in a fervent longing for the Redeemer…

I want to keep Advent in my soul, that is, a continual longing and waiting for this great mystery where are You, O Word, become flesh to show me the abyss of Your redeeming, sanctifying mercy.

+Fr. Garrigou Lagrange.


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Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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