Local religious communities will be hosting a variety of Advent services, programs, retreats, reflections and concerts
Looking ahead: Advent opportunities in the diocese
Advent themes in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem ‘God’s Grandeur’
“As our souls look toward Christmas at the end of this Fourth Week of Advent, we prepare for [the] Incarnation, the inbreaking of the light of God into the darkness of our world.”
Advent tradition: Las Posadas
The symbolic journey powerfully illuminates the path Mary and Joseph followed while seeking lodging for Mary to give birth to Jesus.
Welcoming Jesus with the joyful O Antiphons
Each O Antiphon calls Jesus a different name inspired by Old Testament prophetic writings.
Catholic Extension announces 2021 Advent video series
The “Shepherds of the Peripheries” features short reflections from the bishops of of U.S. mission dioceses.
Advent patience: Lessons from Father Henri Nouwen
Father Henri Nouwen observes that the spiritual practice of patient waiting is a prerequisite to recognizing and receiving God’s presence.
UPDATED: Guide to Advent services, programs, retreats and concerts
Don’t miss these local opportunities to prepare for the coming of Christ.
In Advent, we get ready ‘for whatever God wishes’ for us, says cardinal
“Advent reminds us that a baby, like the little ones that grace your life, a Little One was born for us in time and that event was the real intergalactic moment that transformed human history.”