Category Archives: 3advent

Christmas in Purgatory

✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday 3 Advent (Year 2): Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24 Luke 1:57-66 Et quis poterit cogitare diem adventus ejus, et quis stabit ad videndum eum? ipse enim quasi ignis conflans. And who shall be able to think … Continue reading

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Why We’re Doomed

Buy Nothing Christmas! ✙ JMJ The Readings for Friday 3 Advent (Year 2): 1 Samuel 1:24-28 Luke 1:46-56 Fecit potentiam in brachio suo; Dispersit superbos mente cordis sui. Deposuit potentes de sede,   et exaltavit humiles. Esurientes implevit bonis,   et divites … Continue reading

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Belushi, Geer, and God… (ok, and Solomon.)

Chagall’s Song of Solomon 1958 ✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday 3 Advent (Year 2): Song of Songs 2:8-14 Luke 1:39-45 Similis est dilectus meus capreæ, hinnuloque cervorum. En ipse stat post parietem nostrum, respiciens per fenestras, prospiciens per cancellos. … Continue reading

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Thus was fulfilled.

✙ JMJ The Readings for Wednesday 3 Advent (Year 2): Isaiah 7:10-14 Luke 1:26-38 Audite ergo, domus David. Numquid parum vobis est molestos esse hominibus, quia molesti estis et Deo meo? Propter hoc dabit Dominus ipse vobis signum: ecce virgo concipiet, … Continue reading

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But. But. I want to know…

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday 3 Advent (Year 2): Judges 13:2-7, 24-25A Luke 1:5-25 Unde hoc sciam?  Whereby shall I know this? John is the last prophet. There are no prophets after John the Baptist because Jesus is the … Continue reading

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Is God’s Navel an Inney or an Outey?

✙ JMJ The Readings for Monday 3 Advent (Year 2): Jeremiah 23:5-8 Matthew 1:18-25 Hoc autem totum factum est, ut adimpleretur quod dictum est a Domino per prophetam dicentem: Ecce virgo in utero habebit, et pariet filium: et vocabunt nomen … Continue reading

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It’s Better Than the Alternative

✙ JMJ The Readings for Sunday 3 Advent (Year B): Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Gaudens gaudebo in Domino, et exsultabit anima mea in Deo meo, quia induit me vestimentis salutis, et indumento justitiæ circumdedit me, … Continue reading

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