Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Make this your holiest Advent yet

Are you tired of arriving at
Christmas Mass frazzled and distracted?

Are you missing the peace and joy
that Advent is supposed to bring to your soul?

Are you committed to making
this your holiest Advent yet?

A prayerful Advent is the key to a holy and peaceful Christmas. That's why the Church set aside the month of Advent as a time to pray, reflect, and anticipate the coming of the Lord.

But how can we keep our focus on Christ during such a busy season?

All the great saints encouraged meditation as a sure-fire way to place yourself in God's presence and grow closer to Him.

Through meditation, we take our eyes off of ourselves, and we walk faithfully in the hands of God.

There is no better time to begin — or to renew — the habit of meditation than during the Season of Advent.

So if you want to combine the spiritual benefits of a holy Advent with the bountiful harvest that regular meditation brings, then your soul is crying for Meditations for Advent.

These brief but powerful meditations are collected from the voluminous writings of 17th Century Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet.

Bishop Bossuet is considered to be among the best homilists in the history of the Church, and his great piety and eloquent writings have been cherished by Catholics for hundreds of years.

Now they're available to you in English, for the very first time!

In these pages, Bishop Bossuet will take you on a stunning inner pilgrimage to an unforgettable encounter with Jesus' tender love for you as He freely came down to earth as God made man.

Each meditation is short, and is a robust complement to the daily readings at Mass during the Advent Season.

Read Meditations for Advent and you won't arrive at Christmas Mass distracted and exhausted.

Instead, you'll find yourself walking joyfully into church, ready and eager to adore the newborn Savior.

And your soul will be what it should be: a fit dwelling place for the Redeemer.
"Bossuet is a hidden treasure
of profound spiritual insight."
Dan Burke
Executive Director, National Catholic Register

"Bishop Bossuet opens up the mysteries
of Advent so that we love Christmas more!"
Fr. Romanus Cessario
St. John's Seminary

"Bishop Bossuet's graceful simplicity and extraordinary depth will prepare in your heart the way of the Lord, and as you contemplate the Child in the manger, the joy of His Incarnation will be yours."
Christopher Check
Catholic Answers

Meditations for Advent
by Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
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Without regular reminders of God and a steady routine of prayer and meditations, your inner life shrivels up, your prayers grow listless, sacramental grace becomes inaccessible, and even the Mass feels fruitless.

Daily meditation is a proven remedy for dangerous spiritual lethargy. That's why we've compiled this four-volume Treasury of Catholic Meditations set to help you manage your spiritual readings and to achieve the glorious aim of all prayer: union with God!

Written by some of the Church's greatest theologians, these meditations will teach you to be ever attentive to the presence of God in you, to remember that He wants you to be a saint, and that He stands ever ready to help you attain that lofty goal.

Follow these pages and you'll soon find yourself reaping the rich spiritual harvest that regular meditation brings — a stronger will, an even greater love of God, and a divine peace and joy that no person or circumstance will take from you.

Meditations for Advent will keep you prayerful amidst the worst distractions of the holiday season.

Meditations for Lent will lift you to God and help you to enter into the spirit of mortification called for by the Church during the Season of Lent.

Meditations Before Mass offers practical, straightforward advice that will help you overcome distractions and restlessness during Mass.

Everyday Meditations will help you discern God's voice daily, rest in it, and respond to it according to each day's opportunities and needs.
"Everyday Meditations is the kind of book that,
if taken to heart, draws us into the arms of God."
Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.,
Archbishop of Philadelphia

"These meditations will change your life 
helping you to grow in faith, hope and love."
James D. Conley, S.T.L.
Bishop of Lincoln

"I encourage you to prayerfully read these reflections to help you
participate more fully in the Mass, the source and summit
of the whole Christian life."
Samuel J. Aquila
Archbishop of Denver

"These meditations will help you 'enter by the narrow door,'
just as Jesus urges us."
Fr. Paul Check
Executive Director of The Courage Apostolate

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