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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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Advent Retreat with Mary

Oh my, I loved this Bible study. Through Dr. Pitre's teaching my love for Mary increased as My understanding of the Father's faithfulness in keeping His Old Testament promises grew.
Dr. Pitre is such a teacher. He has a gift for slowly and gently presenting complex ideas so they are joyfully received in the heart.

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An Advent Retreat with Mary

As always, Professsor Pitre's insights into the roots of Scripture are truly inspiring. Thank you so very much! Anna

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Advent retreat with Mary

The meditations help to deepen my relationship with Mary and expand my knowledge of scripture. Dr Pitre is an excellent presenter

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An Advent Retreat with Mary

This is by far the best Advent study I've done. I've learnt so much through Dr Pitre connecting Mary through the Old and New Testaments, and for me, this has been a unique way to approach Advent - I have very much loved getting to know Mary more as I'm from a Protestant background. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to deepen their Advent season. Thank you for the study notes and questions too.

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Wonderful Advent Preparation

We have listened to the first two episodes of An Advent Retreat with Mary during our women’s Bible Study. We all loved it and learned so much. Brant Pitre is so easy to understand and does an amazing job of explains how Old Testament prophecies are fulfilled in the New Testament. We all have learned things that will enrich our Advent seasons in the future. Thank you, Brant Pitre and Catholic Productions!

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This is literally Dr. Pitre’s spiritual theology class and is a great way to learn about spiritual theology. I like the fact that you can get to experience a college level class and learning on this subject. I learned much and have grown in my knowledge and insight. Thank you for sharing the knowledge of a college course with us to help us grow in faith and knowledge. Worth the money.

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The recording quality is superb with little distortion even at slower speeds , Dr Brad's passion , diversity of knowledge and ability to bridge the content to subtopics and return seamlessly is unmatched.
Not only is this product great on a theological level but also spiritually nourishing and will make every listener appreciate the eucharist and sacraments more. Nay sayers and skeptics of the crucifix and the real presence of Jesus in the eucharist , apostolic succession will be in for a big surprise.

Jesus and the woman at the well

Dr. Pitre presented a whole new vision of this very important story in John's Gospel.

Cleaning my kitchen . . .

Ever since discovering Dr. Pitre's videos, I've turned off the news on TV, and turn on one of Dr. Pitre's videos while I clean my kitchen. The last time my kitchen received a deep cleaning (today!), I turned on Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Papacy. I've watched/listened to this video many times. My respect for the papacy has grown through Dr. Pitre's lecture. Why have I never heard what he's teaching? I wish I had an answer. Thank you, Dr. Pitre, for teaching us now! And thank you for your excitement. It's contagious.