Drawing Closer to the Mother of God during the Advent Fast – Part I

During Advent, Veronica will examine the mysteries surrounding the life of the Mother of God to help us prepare for the Nativity of Christ. In this episode Veronica will draw on the wisdom of St. Gregory Palamas and the life of Mary, even before her conception, to help us prepare for the Advent Fast. Join Veronica Hughes, St. Gregory Palamas, St. Dionysios the Areopagite, and The Mother of God to explore the right approach to Advent and fasting. Veronica in particular stresses that those who, by age or health, cannot observe a nutritional fast with strictness, still can engage in other types of fasting, for instance from uncharitable words, which can enrich our spiritual lives.

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