Meditations from the Hermitage - Advent

Meditations from the Hermitage
Occasional Reflections from the Wilderness Home

Bro. Ignatius Mary
Source Material for the Meditations
Contact Privately Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception December 8th, 2009 Listen Now
Our Blessed Mother in a singular act of Grace was preserved from original sin from the very moment of her conception. This prepared her to be the Mother of God; she was predestined to be the Mother of God. Let us lavish our love and devotion to our Blessed Mother this day, the Mother, whom was the Gate through which our Lord came to bring us Redemption. Posted in Advent, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Immaculate Conception | No Comments
Day 8: Novena to the Immaculate Conception December 7th, 2009 Listen Now
Gate of Heaven An essential tenet of our faith is that sanctity and salvation are easier with the help of the Blessed Virgin. She is the Gate that we may pass through to more easily reach our Lord and Savior. Posted in Advent, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Immaculate Conception | No Comments
Day 7: Novena to the Immaculate Conception December 5th, 2009 Listen Now
Refuge of Sinners By the intimate relationship our Bless Mother has with her Son, her participation in the Redemption, she is our true refuge. Going to her is the fastest way to return to Jesus when we sin. She aids us in our repentance. Posted in Advent, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Immaculate Conception | No Comments
Day 6: Novena to the Immaculate Conception December 4th, 2009 Listen Now
Mother Most Amiable On the Cross Jesus said to his Mother Mary, Woman, behold thy son. Then to John, Behold thy Mother. With this act Mary became the Mother to us all, and John represents all mankind. Do we seek her intercession frequently, saying with all our heart: Mother, O Mother of mine…? Posted in Advent, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Immaculate Conception | No Comments
Day 5: Novena to the Immaculate Conception December 3rd, 2009 Listen Now
Mystical Rose Mary shows us that having Jesus abide at our side through a life of prayer will gain us a sanctify pleasing to God and an intimacy with Him. Mary contemplated all things in her heart. She teaches us to talk to God even about the insignificant things in our life. Posted in Advent, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Immaculate Conception | No Comments
Day 4: Novena to the Immaculate Conception December 2nd, 2009 Listen Now
Cause of our Joy Mary brings authentic joy to the world because through her we have Jesus Christ who is the reason for our joy and for our hope. Posted in Advent, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Immaculate Conception | No Comments
Day 3: Novena to the Immaculate Conception December 1st, 2009 Listen Now
Handmaid of the Lord Our Blessed Mother willingly and without hesitation accepted God’s call to her to be the Mother God. Let us be as willing to accept God’s grace without limits each and every day. Posted in Advent, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Immaculate Conception | No Comments
Waiting for Jesus December 24th, 2009 Listen Now
As Mary prepares for the birth of her Son, she show us all the spirit of Recollection and of Prayer. Her speaking to her Son is a prayer as prayer is talking to God. Even her gaze at Him is prayer as it is when we gaze upon the Blessed Sacrament. Let us ask our Blessed Mother to give us that same interior spirit of recollection and prayer. Posted in Advent, Prayer, Spiritual Life | Tags: | No Comments
‘Who’ Jesus Is December 15th, 2009 Listen Now
Jesus is the Only-Begotten Son of the Father. We need to remember that the baby born in Bethlehem is both divine and human. During this Advent Season each day we should make a deep and grateful act of faith. Posted in Advent, Faith | Tags: | No Comments
The Magnificat: The Humility of Mary December 22nd, 2009 Listen Now
The humility of our Blessed Mother shows us the true meaning of humility. She humbled herself before God and her fellow men. So should be all. Posted in Advent, Humility | Tags: | No Comments St. Michael Time
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