The following are homilies, photos, multimedia slides and videos you might find useful for your celebration of the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C). The Gospel of the Fourth Sunday of Advent narrates the visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Mary wanted to share the joy of the new life within her to Elizabeth who was also carrying John in her womb. Elizabeth declared “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”
- To Know How To Visit [www.bible.claret.org]
There is a sense in which each of us carries the Lord within us and in which each of us is a precursor of Christ. When we meet one another in either planned or chance visits we can support one another in pain, strengthen one another in sorrow, and guide one another in confusion. We can be God’s presence to one another. Read more…
- Fourth Sunday in Advent [onlineministries.creighton.edu]
God has come to us according to what makes sense to our minds. Through our senses God has come to visit and stay. It does remain more than we can handle and yet God continues to give the Gift into our little hands, our little stables, our little mangers to hold and begin distributing. He came that we might have life and be freed to give it, and Him away in the life-long, life-giving visits we make in the lives of others. Read more…
- Fourth Advent: Bursting with Excitement [www.st.ignatius.net]
God is the King. He is the Divine Lover. We are the object of His love. Only God would love so much that He would become one of us to win our love. St. Ireneus, an early doctor of the Church, wrote, “Because of his great love for us, Jesus, the Word of God, became what we are in order to make us what he is himself.” Read more…
- 4th Sunday of Advent [www.catholicmatters.com]
There is no stronger, no greater, no more unselfish love on earth than that of a mother for her child. Expecting nothing in return, an earthly mother will make any sacrifice even that of her own life, for the sake of her child. Mary, our Mother in heaven, has made a sacrifice for us—a sacrifice greater than any human mother could ever make—she offered her divine Son for us on Calvary and stood there to see him die slowly in agony for our sakes. Could we ever doubt her love for us then, her supreme interest in us? She wants nothing for us but the greatest and the best, our eternal happiness with the Holy Trinity in heaven. Read more…
To view and download their full size versions, please click on the images or the names of the artists.
P1000198 by AlBargan
Listen With Your Heart by ManWithCamera
Fourth Sunday in Advent by VickyvS
Advent Wreath by Terrible Modern
The following presentation can be downloaded here.