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Advent and Dante’s ‘Purgatorio’

While Inferno remains the most famous part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, the poems’ two subsequent parts, Purgatorio and Paradiso are necessary for understanding Inferno in its entirety. Much like understanding only one part of the…

5 Scripture verses about waiting

The word Advent means “to arrive” or “to come.” We all know how hard it can be to wait for the arrival of something good. And of course, during Advent we are waiting for the best thing of all: the birth of Jesus into our world and our…

Daily Blessing of a Child

May God bless you.  May God keep you safe.  God be with you.  God be in your heart.  May God bless and protect you.  — Daily Blessing of Child, Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers, Revised Edition (United States Conference of…

Pilipivka: St. Philip’s Fast

Now I am going to tell you about something that until I did this article I knew next to nothing about — Advent fasting customs of the Eastern Rite. All I knew is that the period of Advent starts way sooner than Advent in the West. Instead…