St Bernard of Clairvaux is considered the last father of the Church and is called the Doctor Mellifluus, or the honey doctor, because his Praise of Jesus Christ flowed like honey. Hear some of his famous Advent Homilies recorded now on Audiobook to help prepare your heart for Christmas.
The follow up to St Bernards Homilies for Advent!…
“JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God, is born in Bethlehem of Juda. What heart so stony as not to be softened at these words?
Summary of Homily
True repentance of our sins is not something that is done once, but a work of a lifetime. Through frequent confession and reception of Holy Communion we can conquer our habits of sin and live the life of grace.
In this Traditional Catholic Sermon we are exhorted that after confessing our sins with sorrow we must make firm resolutions to avoid the life of sin. It encourages frequent confession and communion to bring forth the fruit of repentance and points out the burden which those who have found their joy in evil have in preserving in a sinless life.
…Summary of Homily
St John the Baptist was praised by Jesus Christ our Lord for not yielding to human respect and preaching the truth. The homilist points out that if our Lord came back today he would not find this same virtue even among those who are considered “good Christians.” Our salvation depends on bearing witness to Christ.
In this Traditional Catholic Sermon we speak of the virtue of St John the Baptist contrasted with that of a cowardly Catholic. These “fair weather” Catholics while practicing many virtues and avoiding sin will not defend the Honor of God and suffer immensely from the vice of human respect.
In this short traditional Catholic homily we learn about the virtuous parents of St John the Baptist. We consider St John the Baptists remarkable virtues and receive an exhortation to take him as an intercessor in removing the obstacles in our life to Jesus Christ our Lord.