Origins of Advent & the Christmas Novena – December 5, 2023

Bible Study: (1:51)

IS 11:1-10

  • Father gives a history of the Puritans 


  • (19:51) – We need to rest! 
  • (22:19) – My cousin passed away, he was cremated but, his ashes are going to be passed out to the attendees of the funeral
  • (27:20) – Where can I find a document regarding communion? 
  • (30:09) – How can we protect ourselves against hopelessness during the Christmas season? 

Word of the Day: Child-like (33:15)


  • (33:52) – Is the Christmas Novena superstitious?
  • (38:55) – What are the origins of Advent? 
  • (41:14) – Why can we not scatter ashes but take relics of the saints all over the world?
  • (44:26) – Is the St. Gertrude prayer superstitious? 
  • (47:39) – Since Mary didn’t have original sin did she experience minor pains like tooth aches?

Original Air Date: November 29, 2022 

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