Join world-renowned liturgical theologian Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, in exploring the richness of one of our most vital liturgical seasons: Advent. Described by Notre Dame professor Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson as “a first-rate liturgical scholar,” Fr. Baldovin edifies as he nourishes the soul.
Advent is a season of expectation for the final coming of the Lord and for the annual celebration of his birth at Christmas. This series captures the spirit of Advent through its liturgical prayers, scripture readings, music, and poetry. Guided by Fr. Baldovin, you will explore the three great figures of Advent: The Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, and the Prophet Isaiah. One lecture focuses solely on the two great Marian feasts of Advent: the Immaculate Conception (December 8) and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas (December 12).
This course - an excellent resource for individuals and study groups alike - encourages you to reflect on Christian hope in our lives as well as on the timeless messages preached by John the Baptist and by the prophets of the Old Testament. The final week of Advent, with its “O Antiphons,” inspires us to pray ardently: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”
You will gain a newfound appreciation for the beautiful liturgical season of Advent. You owe it to yourself to enjoy this thoughtful course during this special time of the year.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide."
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