An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Advent Season: The Second Sunday

"Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope...

It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope."

-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Seek that Which is Above, 1986

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

Oh my, I'm loving this quote and will probably try to get that hung on my wall somehow...to remind us of what Advent is all about. We are having a wonderful Advent this year I hope you are as well!

Laura said...

Beautiful Miss Bia.

Lisa said...

Ah, just beautiful! Happy and Blessed Second Week, Bia and family!

Soutenus said...

How wonderfully that man communicates!
Thank you for posting this.