World-renowned liturgical theologian Fr. John Baldovin, S.J. explores the richness of two of our most vital liturgical seasons: Advent and Christmas. This essential and inspiring audio course is perfect for pastors, deacons, and laypersons alike.
Baldovin captures the spirit of Advent through his keen observations on its liturgical prayers, Scripture readings, music, and poetry. You’ll explore the three great figures of Advent: the Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, and the Prophet Isaiah. One presentation focuses entirely on the two great Marian feasts of Advent: the Immaculate Conception and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
This course encourages you to reflect on Christian hope in our lives as well as on the timeless messages preached by John the Baptist and by the prophets of the Old Testament.
In the lectures on Christmas, Baldovin invites you to celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus and the feasts associated with his Incarnation. Through his presentation of liturgical prayers, Scripture readings, and Christmas poetry and music, you’ll develop a deeper appreciation for the “Holy Night” on which our Savior was born. You will also explore the other two Masses of Christmas day and the celebrations that follow.
Join Fr. Baldovin to bring new meaning to the sacred seasons of Advent and Christmas today.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.