The Church offers us two great seasons of preparation: Lent and Advent. But they are never just about preparation for a feast; rather, they are about preparing us for Heaven itself.
What does St Bernard of Clairvaux have to say about the Annunciation and the Blessed Virgin’s Consent? Journey with us as we relive this Advent Homily of his in three parts, beginning today with Part I, wherein he reflects on the Kingdom of David and the House of Jacob, over which the King of Kings would reign.
What spiritual symbolism is contained in the Isaiahan prophecy that a virgin would conceive? Find out when St. Bernard of Clairvaux continues his explication of this Scriptural passage, in part II of II of another of his famous Advent homilies.
How might one interpret Isaiah’s words to Ahaz “Ask for a sign” … and Ahaz’s response that he will not? Find out when St. Bernard of Clairvaux begins his explication of the prophecy that a virgin shall conceive, in another of his famous Advent homilies.