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An Advent Retreat with Mary


• What does the Annunciation reveal to us about Jesus? 
• Who were the Magi? Why did they bring gifts to Jesus?
• How is Mary the New Ark of the Covenant?

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• What does the Annunciation reveal to us about Jesus? 
• Who were the Magi? Why did they bring gifts to Jesus?
• How is Mary the New Ark of the Covenant?

  • 2 hours 46 min. (4 CDs / MP3)

    In recent years, the song "Mary, Did You Know?" has become popular at Christmas time.  But what exactly did Mary know? As a first-century Jewish woman, how would she have understood the mysterious events that led up to the birth of Jesus? What are the Jewish roots of Christmas? 

    In this Advent Bible study and retreat, Dr. Brant Pitre takes you on a scriptural journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem by looking at Jesus through the eyes of the person closest to him: the Virgin Mary.  In it, you will learn about:

    The Annunciation: What would the announcement of the birth of Christ to Mary by Gabriel have meant in its original Jewish context? How would Mary have understood his words?

    The Visitation: What do the words of Elizabeth to Mary reveal about the ancient Jewish prophecies of the lost Ark of the Covenant? What light do they shed on the way Catholics pray to Mary?

    The Nativity: What would the "good news" have meant to Jews and pagans in the first-century? How does the mystery of Christ's birth foreshadow his death on the Cross and the Eucharist?

    Epiphany: Who were the Magi? How did Jesus fulfill pagan prophecies of the future King of the World? And what does the presence of the Wise men at Bethlehem reveal about  Mary's true identity?

    With each session, Dr. Pitre will help you to see the mysteries of Advent and Christmas through the eyes of Mary and with the mind of the Church. Above all, you will learn what Luke means when he says that "Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart" (Luke 2:19).

    So, if you're tired of rushing through Advent each year, and you'd like to enter more deeply into the Christmas season, then do yourself a favor: Go on 'retreat' this Advent with Mary, and let her help you prepare your heart and mind to celebrate the great feast of the Incarnation.

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Marie T
Advent Retreat with Mary

Helps to understand the season of Advent especially from Mary’s perspective. As always, Dr Pitre’s talks are educational & inspirational.

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Kathleen Leger
An Advent Retreat with Mary

The more we read and hear Dr. Brant Pitre's in-depth works, the more our hearts are burning with love for Jesus and Mary. Thank you for stoking the fire!!

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Rathel Gincig
Insights that have deepened the meaning of Advent

Something's are new, some I knew. Dr. Pitre once again leads one into contemplation.

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Jack Rivetti

Super awesome, great compliment to "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Advent." I enjoyed the entire content and would recommend it highly!

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Junardi Sarmili
really coming

it's really change my mind about christmas after learning this lecture!

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Very Illuminating

I loved this talk. It gave a great introduction into the Song of Solomon, and how it is interpreted. Dr. Pitre clarified this often misunderstood text and prompted me to want to learn more about Jesus as The Bridegroom (so I am now listening to Dr. Pitre's talk "Jesus the Bridegroom"). Well worth the buy.

Very Good Biblical Study on Mary and Her Role in God's Plan

Dr. Pitre does a great job explaining biblically Mary's role and some reasons the veneration that we give her as Catholics. I knew some general concepts about this already, but his talk was very good at bringing these teachings together and expounding more fully upon these mysteries.

Excellent Explanation of the Mass as Biblical Worship

I can't tell you how many times I have used what I learned in this series when talking to both Catholics and Protestants. It is very relevant for a time when even Catholics are confused about the meaning and significance of the Mass.

Another great work by Dr. Pitre

Dr. Pitre does not disappoint in his latest look at St. Joseph, using Scripture, Church History and the Fathers to Get to the heart of who St. Joseph was. What a great resource. I can't wait for the book!