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Dominicana is happy to offer this audio recording of “The Dark Light of Sister Elizabeth.” It was given by Br. Isaiah Beiter, O.P. as the first installment of the 2016 Advent Conferences at the Dominican House of Studies.
Series flyer with more info found here.
Listen to past Advent series on our Audio Page.
Image: Portrait américain d’Elisabeth de la Trinité
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Perhaps it’s due to the oft-decried commercialization of Christmas, but it’s awful easy to just drift toward the big day itself, pushed and pulled by the currents of consumer culture until we wash up on the shore of December 26th, and haul down our trees and lights and head out to return that hideous orange sweater from Aunt Bertha. Perhaps a lame Advent makes for a flat Christmas.
For Christians, Advent is a time of waiting. For four(ish) weeks,... [Read more]
The opening number of the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof contains a striking line: “Because of our traditions, every man knows who he is and what God expects him to do.” A modern viewpoint may well suspect the customs of a traditional society to be rigid, confining, and even retrogressive. Yet Fiddler’s protagonist Tevye would have us believe that tradition is a crucial source of personal identity and meaningful direction.
In a way that... [Read more]