St Ephrem the Syrian

Clean Monday | First Day of Lent (Eastern Rite)

For the Eastern Church, Lent begins with Clean Monday…

Introduction to Advent

It’s the Fast that Makes the Feast

If we want to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming, we must detach ourselves from all the goods of the earth…retire into the interior desert of our heart, far from creatures to await the coming of Jesus in deep recollection, silence, and solitude, insofar as the duties of our state in life permit.  —Father Gabriel […]

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