“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.”
The symbolic journey powerfully illuminates the path Mary and Joseph followed while seeking lodging for Mary to give birth to Jesus.
Each O Antiphon calls Jesus a different name inspired by Old Testament prophetic writings.
The “Shepherds of the Peripheries” features short reflections from the bishops of of U.S. mission dioceses.
Father Henri Nouwen observes that the spiritual practice of patient waiting is a prerequisite to recognizing and receiving God’s presence.
Don’t miss these local opportunities to prepare for the coming of Christ.
“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.”
“Rushing to have and do all the things and readying stuff to look at and cling to does nothing to help us let Christ rush into our lives and ready our hearts for the kingdom of heaven.”