Nov 28 – Dec 24, 2021
Prayer, Spiritual Reading, Fellowship and Special Guests!
Live & Recorded Video
Advent Pilgrimage 2021
This year, 2021, Advent begins on Sunday, November 28.
Join us daily for the “Journey From Eden to Bethlehem” video meditations and the “Lord Teach Us To Pray” video meditations from Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen expert Allan J. Smith, as well as our LIVE sessions with host Matthew-Hermann Tague, which will include Special Guests, a daily reading from “Joy to the World” by Chris Stefanick, a live Rosary and Catholic Fellowship!
Let’s make this Advent Journey the best ever!
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“A Journey From Eden to Bethlehem” – 18 video meditations from world-class experts released throughout the pilgrimage!
Hymns and Music
Free to register and watch
“Lord Teach Us to Pray” – 26 video meditations from Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen expert Allan J. Smith released throughout the pilgrimage!
Strong family values
Daily Reading from the book “Joy to the World” by Chris Stefanick and read by Matthew-Hermann Tague
LIVE Zoom interviews and Fellowship with host Matthew-Hermann Tague
Meet Your Hosts
Texts for this Pilgrimage:
‘JOY TO THE WORLD’ by Chris Stefanick
We’re all looking for “something more.” What if I told you it’s within your grasp? The message of the Gospel is the love we’re made for, the glory we’re destined for, and the hope we’re longing for.
That’s what Christmas is all about. It’s what Christianity is all about. It’s what LIFE is all about!
The brief, accessible meditations in this book will not only help you dive fully into the Christmas season, it will help you live out the best news ever, every day.
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‘THE HOLY HOUR & CALVARY & THE MASS’ by FULTON J. SHEEN
World-renowned evangelist, Emmy award winner and New York Times best-selling author Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will present a collection of his writings that will encourage the reader to better understand the transformative power of the Eucharist.
This special edition contains two of Sheen’s most sought after books. There is the 1936 book, Calvary and the Mass: A Missal Companion along with Sheen’s 1945, Holy Hour Prayer Book.
Here you will find insightful meditations given by Fulton J. Sheen and other great writers on the topics of: WHY MAKE A HOLY HOUR; HOW TO MAKE THE HOLY HOUR; THE INCARNATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST; HOW CHRIST LIVES IN US TODAY; HOW THE DIVINE LIFE IS LOST AND OUR FINAL ENDTHE DUTY OF SELF-DENIAL; GIVING GLORY TO GOD IN THE WORLD; THE EUCHARIST; THE NEED OF OUR HEART; OUR BLESSED MOTHER.
‘THE LORD’S PRAYER AND THE SEVEN LAST WORDS’ by FULTON J. SHEEN
During the 1930s and ’40s, Fulton Sheen was the featured speaker on The Catholic Hour radio broadcast, and millions of listeners heard his radio addresses each week. His topics ranged from politics and the economy to philosophy and man’s eternal pursuit of happiness.
Along with his weekly radio program, Sheen wrote dozens of books and pamphlets. One can safely say that through his writings, thousands of people changed their perspective about God and the Church.
Possessing a burning zeal to dispel the myths about Our Lord and His Church, Sheen gave a series of powerful presentations on Christ’s Passion and His seven last words from the Cross. As a Scripture scholar, Archbishop Sheen knew full well the power contained in preaching Christ crucified. With St. Paul, he could say, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2).
During his last recorded Good Friday address in 1979, Archbishop Sheen spoke of having given this type of reflection on the subject of Christ’s seven last words from the Cross “for the fifty-eighth consecutive time.” Whether from the young priest in Peoria, Illinois, the university professor in Washington, D.C., or the bishop in New York, Sheen’s messages were sure to make an indelible mark on his listeners.
Given their importance and the impact they had on society, it seemed appropriate to reintroduce a number of these reflections from 1933 and 1935 on the Seven Last Words and The Lord’s Prayer.
Fulton Sheen wrote:
Our Lord is the only King who ever stumbled to His throne. But that was because He is God, and God reveals His Power through the weakness of a crucifixion and His Wisdom through the foolishness of a cross.
What message will the King deliver from His un-kingly throne? Last words are always important but particularly the last words of Him Who gave His Life for the redemption of many! It will be recalled that one day, the Apostles approached Him saying: “Lord, teach us to pray.” He answered their request by giving them the perfect prayer: the Our Father. Now the time comes for Him to say His own “Our Father.” As there were seven petitions in the “Our Father” He taught us, so there are seven petitions in His own last prayer. They are known as the Seven Last Words. We shall meditate conjointly on our “Our Father,” and His “Our Father.”
Our Father Who art in heaven. / Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
Hallowed be Thy Name. / Amen, I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.
Thy Kingdom Come. / Woman, behold thy son.
Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. / My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Give us this day our daily bread. / I thirst.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. / It is consummated.
Deliver us from all evil. Amen. / Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
The Lord’s Prayer and the Seven Last Words have been referred to as “Two Bridges Connecting Heaven and Earth”. Within these pages, Archbishop Sheen will help us to understand this in a more deep and meaningful way.
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Welcome letter from your host Matthew-Hermann Tague
We at Parousia are excited to present to you the Advent Pilgrimage 2021!
2021 has been a rough year due to COVID-19 continuing to cause much distress in our world and the continuing attack by the secular society on our CATHOLIC FAITH, but our GOD always brings GREAT GOOD out of evil.
One of the great BLESSINGS of this situation has been the move to ONLINE gatherings and alternate social media platforms from FAITHFUL CATHOLIC APOSTOLATES from around the world and PAROUSIA has been no exception.
I have had the honour in 2021 of hosting “Support Your Priest Sunday”, “Consecration to Jesus Through Mary with True Devotion”, “The Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage”, and “Consecration to Jesus Through Joseph with The Glories of Saint Joseph” in “Parousia World” our private network on the “Mighty Networks” platform.
Many of these LIVE ZOOM EVENTS have given me the privilege of interviewing some wonderful speakers from around the world including:
- Charbel Raish of Parousia
- Dr Scott Hahn of the St Paul Center for Biblical Theology
- Dr Robert Haddad, Australia’s very own Catholic Apologist
- Allan Smith of Bishop Sheen Today
- Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers the “Dynamic Deacon”
- Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers
- Jesse Weiler and Chris Carstens of The Liturgy Guys
- Fr Robert Spitzer of The Magis Center
- Salwa Elias of EWTN Asia Pacific and the Maronite Eparchy of Sydney
- Sonja Corbitt the Bible Study Evangelista
- George and Akita Manassa of The Catholic Toolbox
- Madeleine Carrington of Fire Up Ministries
- Edel Roughton of Evangelion New Zealand
- Taylor Buckley of Hallow
- And many, many more!
People from all over the WORLD even joined me as a live audience and got to say hello to our wonderful guests after the recording! Our “Live Participants” simply loved being able to pray along with the guest and myself as we prayed a live ROSARY! They even offered some very nice encouragement when I offered my own CHANTED ROSARY on occasion!!!
It is because of the popularity of these live prayer and interview sessions and the encouragement and gratitude of these participants that I have agreed to do it all over again for the Liturgical Season of Advent!
Speakers, Teachers, Prayer, Spiritual Reading and Catholic Fellowship
This pilgrimage will feature some of the world’s top speakers and teachers on scripture and the Catholic Faith. Advent Pilgrimage 2021 is brought to you by Parousia, Bishop Sheen Today and Real Life Catholic.
Each day, you will get pre-recorded video meditations on Salvation History from some of your favourite CATHOLIC SPEAKERS as well as pre-recorded video meditations from Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen expert Allan J. Smith on Sheen’s books, “The Lords Prayer and the Seven Last Words”, “The Holy Hour” and “Calvary and the Mass”.
Each day (except Sundays), I will host a LIVE ZOOM SESSION at 12:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time, where l will interview a SPECIAL GUEST and ask, “How do you celebrate the Season of Advent and Christmas?” I will then read one meditation a day from Chris Stefanick’s book “Joy to the World” and we will conclude by asking our guest to lead us in the ROSARY! If our guest has time to spare we may also have a private Q&A Session after the recording exclusively for “PAROUSIA WORLD” members!!!
There may even be a VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Join us in the “Advent Pilgrimage 2021” group our our network “Parousia World” on Mighty Networks. Its FREE to join!
Let this be our best Advent ever!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I meet and chat with the speakers?
Yes, we will have live events, workshops, and Q&As during the live part of this event.