The meaning of Advent is two-fold. It comes from the Latin adventus, or “coming,” and refers to the first coming of Jesus into the world two thousand years ago, when God took on humanity and entered history to walk among us. But originally, the Church saw in Advent a preparation for the second coming of Jesus at the end of history, when he will establish the new heavens and the new earth. Both meanings are important for you and me today, because it allows us to enter into the mystery of Jesus’ coming among us, speaking with us as a friend speaks to a friend; and it encourages us to look to that day when Jesus “will make all...
The Lord is King: Reflection on the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 19, 2017
Tyson Murphy was born and raised in California, USA. He received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Having spent nearly a month in Gibraltar during the summer of 2016, he has developed a special love for the people of the Rock.
Jeremy was born and raised in Gibraltar. He has a double major Bachelor's degree in theology and catechetics with a minor in philosophy from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He currently lives in Gibraltar with his wife, Stephanie, and their son, Álvaro.
Patrick is from Northville, Michigan, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy.