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Catholic Prayers for Advent and Christmas The Catholic Church

Catholic Prayers for Advent and Christmas

The Catholic Church

Published December 4th 2011
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Kindle Edition
56 pages
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It is easy these days to get caught up in the pre-Christmas rush buying presents, sending cards, putting up decorations, and attending drinks and parties, only to find that we have left no time to prepare for the coming of Christ.Advent, from theMoreIt is easy these days to get caught up in the pre-Christmas rush buying presents, sending cards, putting up decorations, and attending drinks and parties, only to find that we have left no time to prepare for the coming of Christ.Advent, from the Latin “Adventus”, is the first four weeks of the liturgical year in the lead-up to the birth of the Saviour. What better way to prepare to welcome Jesus into our world and our hearts, than by personal prayer and reflection?In this we can be assisted by the beautiful meditative prayers of Saint Thomas À Kempis, the 15th century author of that great classic book of Christian devotion, The Imitation of Christ.The selection of prayers by Saint Thomas in this book is taken from his Prayers and Meditations on the Life of Christ, one of his lesser known works concerned with the life and death of Our Lord, his Resurrection and Ascension, and Pentecost.Other prayers in this book include some from the 19th century collection of indulgenced devotions known as The Raccolta, first compiled by Father Telesphorus Galli, canon of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome.Several of the lovely novenas included here come from Father Francis Xavier Lasances Prayer-Book for Religious of 1914. They have been edited and adapted, where necessary, to make them suitable for the use of lay persons.This little Kindle ebook contains an active Table of Contents with hyperlinks to all the prayers in it and is equivalent in length to 35 A4 printed pages.