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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
December 12, 2018
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Advent

The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.

Saint of the Week

Second Sunday of Advent

Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor

Ambrose was a brilliant lawyer and while speaking to an assembly at a church while they were selecting a bishop, was nominated for bishop himself. He had never been baptized, but when he did decide to become baptized, was elected bishop one week later. He began studying Sacred Scripture and the writings of great religious scholars. He spoke against the Arian heresy and had it mostly eliminated from his diocese. Saint Augustine studied with him, was baptized by him, and was a strong supporter. Saint Ambrose was a strong political and religious figure who used his power to fair and just ends.