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Commentaries for the Second Week of Advent

Posted by Dim Bulb on November 15, 2014

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NOTE: We are in Year A.

Year A Commentaries. Justice and peace are to be the marks of the Messiah and His reign (1st reading, Ps). We must reform our lives (Gospel) and live in harmony with others (2nd reading). Note the theme of judgment in 1st, Ps, and Gospel readings.

Year B Commentaries.

Year C Commentaries.

Update: Extraordinary Form~Commentaries on the Readings.

The Religion of the Antichrist: Cardinal Newman’s Second Advent Discourse.

MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Isaiah 35:1-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 35:1-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 85.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 85.

Pope John Paul II on Psalm 85.

My Notes on Psalm 85.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 5:17-26.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 5:17-26.

My Notes on Luke 5:17-26.

TUESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Isaiah 40:1-11.

My Notes on Isaiah 40:1-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 40:1-11.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 96.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 96.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 96.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 96.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 18:12-14.

Cornelius a Lapdie’s Commentary on Matthew 18:12-14.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 18:12-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 18:12-14.

WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

My Notes on Isaiah 40:25-31.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 40:25-31.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 103.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 103.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 103.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 103.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 11:28-30.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30.

THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT
NOTE: This year this day falls on Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The first link below is to commentaries for this feast, the links that follow are commentaries for the normal Advent weekday.

Commentaries for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 41:13-20.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 145.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 145.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 145.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 11:11-15.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 11:11-15.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 11:11-15.

FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 48:17-19.

Father Boylan’s Introduction and Notes on Psalm 1.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 1.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 1.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 1.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 1.

My Notes on Psalm 1.

Father E.S. Berry’s Notes on Psalm 1.

A Lectio Divina Reflection on Psalm 1.

A Brief Meditation on Psalm 1.

Father Ronald Knox’s Meditation on Psalm 1.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 11:16-19.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 11:16-19.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 11:16-19.

SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 80.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 80.

My Notes on Psalm 80.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 17:9-13.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 17:9-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 17:9-13.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NOTE: We are in Year A.

Year A Commentaries. The time of the Messiah was to be marked by integral healing and salvation (1st reading). In His person and mission, heralded by the Baptist, our Lord manifested and communicated such healing and salvation (gospel). We are called upon to wait patiently for the fullness of the Messianic age (2nd reading), as we glorify the works of God and look forward to the final coming of the Lord (Ps).

Year B Commentaries.

Year C Commentaries.

Update: The City of the Antichrist: Cardinal Newman’s Third Advent Discourse.

Next Week’s Commentaries.

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