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Advent

Building a House

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 21, 2020 .

The dramatic readings for this fourth Sunday of Advent place us right in the heart of a central mystery in the Bible: the mystery of God’s providence. God cares for his world, but often in a way that is confounding to us, because God plays a subtle and long…

A Year of Favor from the Lord

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 13, 2020 .

The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called “Gaudete Sunday.” “Gaudete” is a Latin imperative—it’s a command—which means “rejoice.” The Church is telling us to be happy. And in the first reading—a marvelous passage from the sixty-first chapter of the prophet Isaiah, which presents the motif of the…

Clear a Path

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 6, 2020 .

In our magnificent first reading from the prophet Isaiah, which is echoed in the words of John the Baptist in today's Gospel, a voice cries out: “Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low.” Advent is a great time for us to clear the ground, to make level the path, so as to facilitate what God, with all his heart, wants to do.

Doing Some Real Advent Spiritual Work

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 1, 2020 .

We will never be adequately prepared for the coming of the Savior unless and until we feel in our bones that there is something we need to be saved from. If we don’t require salvation, then Jesus devolves, very quickly, into one wise man among many, one more spiritual teacher…

Hacer un Verdadero Trabajo Espiritual de Adviento

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 1, 2020 .

Nunca estaremos adecuadamente preparados para la venida del Salvador, a menos —y hasta que— sintamos en nuestros huesos que hay algo de lo que necesitamos ser salvados. Si no requerimos salvación, entonces Jesús se convierte, muy rápidamente, en un hombre sabio entre muchos, un maestro espiritual más en una larga…

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