Prepare to prepare this Advent by taking advantage of the spiritual riches of Lighthouse Catholic Media teachings. Throw on one of these talks in the car as you are out Christmas shopping or in the kitchen while baking or on the treadmill while working off the goodies that abound every December.
Follow the links below to purchase a CD or MP3 download of these inspiring talks. (Full disclosure - I am a Lighthouse Catholic Media Account Manager - mainly because I was a big fan of their CDs first - so if you buy through the links - I get a commission!)
1. God Made Man by Father Shannon Collins
2. Prepare the Way of the King by Dr. Scott Hahn
3. A Journey Through Advent: Liturgical Cycle C by Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron
4. The Mystery of Christmas by Father Larry Richards
5. The True Meaning of Christmas by Archbishop Fulton Sheen
6. Confession by Father Larry Richards
7. The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell by Father Michael Schmitz
You may be wondering why I included numbers 6 & 7 on a list of Advent CD's. The fact is, Advent is a penitential season (something that can easily get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of Chrismas preparations). Although less rigorous than its partner in purple - Lent, Advent remains a season where we should avail ourselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Fr. Larry Richards talk on Confession is just about the best one on that subject I have ever heart.
As for The Four Last Things - Advent is far more than a time of preparation for Christmas. It is also a time when we prepare for Jesus' Second Coming. Taking time to meditate on the four last things that we will all confront provides a unique perspective on the Incarnation of the Lord. Without the Incarnation, we would not be able to hope for a glorious eternal future with Him.
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