"Advent is known as a time of preparation for the Coming of the Lord. As Christians we celebrate the birth of He who would clean and cleanse this lowly world."   ...

"Trust in the constancy of God’s gifting of God’s very Self to the world. The kind of trust to which Thomas Keating referred when he wrote: “when you trust that we are all part of something beautiful beyond our wildest imagination, you will find healing”."...

"Would we be able to hear John the Baptist today? Are we able to hear the prophetic characters in our culture and era? Are we able to open our ears and hearts, to really and truly hear the cries of people such as John? "...

An original 0 antiphon. The O Antiphons, also known as The great Os are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. They are also used as the Alleluia verses on the same days in the post-1970 form of the Catholic Mass....

"Advent teaches us about patience and hope, the foundations of faith. Advent is the kindling of faith. A sign, a star, appeared in the east and the Magi went on a quest to find and hail this new Saviour, becoming the first in a long line of sinners to “find Jesus”."...

"Soon, a joyful feast will mark the reality that heaven came to earth that first Christmas. Until then, some traditional practices can help you get ready to celebrate."...

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