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St. John Henry Newman—Worship, a Preparation for Christ’s Coming

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 06, 2019 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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The season is chill and dark, and the breath of the morning is damp, and worshipers are few, but all this befits those who are by profession penitents and mourners, watchers and pilgrims.”

While many may spend Advent in eager anticipation of Christmas, Newman here points toward another coming event we should all anticipate: our particular judgment.

St. Newman’s thoughts here compliment his reflections on Christian Reverence, which we featured in a previous episode on the occasion of the Solemnity of Christ the King. With all the preparation that has to go into an audience with a worldly king, how much more so must we prepare for our reckoning with the Lord of All?

Full text: http://www.newmanreader.org/works/parochial/volume5/sermon1.html

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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for CatholicCulture.org, the “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Based in New York City, he holds both a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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