National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Begins Advent Series

Br. Gregg Durham, O. Carm. was the first presenter for the National Shrine of our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Advent 2021 series: This Advent, let’s journey with Mary, Our Mother as She prepares for the coming of her Son, Jesus!

Br. Gregg hosted a Marian Prayer Breakfast in the Elijah Lounge/Edith Stein Conference Room. Reading the Gospel of Luke (1:26-38), Br. Gregg shared some insightful thoughts on Mary’s love and trust in God in a world where her decision to say yes, put her in great jeopardy.

The participants had a chance to share in prayer, an opportunity to reflect on Mary’s joyous decision, and a time to offer prayer requests.

In Shrine tradition, Carol Bezak, the Shrine Director, provided the participants with an inviting continental breakfast.

Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O. Carm., will be the next Advent 2021 presenter at 11:30 am in the Shrine on Wednesday, Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Nicholas will preach on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. During the Mass there will be a blessing of expectant mothers.