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As our society becomes increasingly commercialized, the original message of Advent grows more important and more revolutionary. In this episode, Bishop Wall discusses how to maintain the spirituality of Advent while also celebrating the joy of the season.
04:17 – Speaking to seminarians at Conception Seminary
06:40 – Did you know that Advent is the beginning of the new Church year? How we can make “spiritual resolutions” for the new liturgical year
08:17 – Why Advent is considered a season of hope
09:40 – Bishop Wall’s recommended spiritual practices during Advent
11:36 – Bishop Wall’s book recommendations for Advent
13:05 – Why do Catholics have an Advent wreath?
15:30 – Why is one candle in the Advent wreath rose-colored?
16:44 – How do we celebrate Advent in the midst of a society increasingly obsessed with consumerism?
19:08 – How to keep the Advent spirit each day
20:15 – Bishop Wall’s favorite prayers during Advent
21:36 – Bishop Wall’s movie recommendations for Advent
23:15 – How to not wait until the last minute to get into the Advent spirit
Seek That Which is Above, by (then) Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
The Mystery of the Incarnation, by Cardinal Cristoph Schonborn
The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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