The Mérode Altarpiece abounds in theological symbolism.
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Promoted by the Diocese of the French Armed Forces, this artistic initiative was meant to bring hope to the faithful worldwide during Advent.
Advent is also the time to remember how our Blessed Mother brought the Light of the World to us, as recounted from Genesis through the Epistles.
“Christ assumed a body,” said St. Macarius, “and using the cross as his plowshare, cultivated the barren soul of man.”
Don’t be afraid. Let these final days of Advent be a kairos, a moment of grace, to seek the peace on earth that angels with divine warrant promise.
Fr. Pluchinotta is one of two priest chaplains at Spallanzani Hospital, home to Rome’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
“When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.’” (Matthew 2:1-2)
User’s Guide to Sunday, Dec. 20, the Fourth Sunday of Advent