Keeping Advent Well

Posted December 5, 2017 10:34 pm by Fr. Daniel Callam

Keeping Advent Well

Everyone here knows that Advent is the season of waiting. As the readings for the first Sunday indicate, the fundamental characteristic of this time in the Church year is an expression of our longing for the second coming of Christ; and we also, in imagination, place ourselves in the period of preparation for the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, and his appearance as the Saviour of mankind. Thus we see that the significant figures for Advent are the Old Testament prophet Isaiah—that’s the preparation—Our Lady—that’s the appearance—and John the Baptist—that’s the public proclamation of his appearance. The celebration of Mass

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