Advent: Prepare the way of the Lord

As we enter into the season of Advent, it is easy to get caught in the whirlwind of Christmas preparations, whether shopping, baking, party planning or somewhere in between. We know that Advent is a season of conversion for the heart. Let’s spend more time this season praying and preparing our hearts for Christ’s coming. Explore “Expecting a Miracle: Advent by the Nativity scene”, “The Definitive Guide to Advent”, the O Antiphons, Jesse Tree and other resources to strengthen your Advent journey.

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Christ our Hope — 'Emmanuel'

Christ our Hope — 'Emmanuel' A meditation for the Advent season

Hope and the future

Hope and the future A meditation for the Advent season

Passing up an opportunity to serve

Passing up an opportunity to serve A meditation for the Advent season

Prayer and hope

Prayer and hope A meditation for the Advent season

Reasons for Hope Meditations for the Advent Season

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