This Advent we share stories of hope, of holy men and women waiting for the Promise of God. Our family faith stories also root us in faith as we connect them to the greatest story ever told. Sister Margaret Kerry shares tales of a fascinating Pauline sister and her special impact on a family in crisis.
Advent is a time for quiet reflection, but it is also an opportunity for us to be bold with our spiritual goals. Tiffany Walsh describes how her Advent journaling exercise has awakened a newfound desire to reach for lofty, lifelong goals, inspired by the example of St. John the Baptist.
Marcellino D’Ambrosio offers a reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent. Why is this Sunday called “Gaudete” (Rejoice) Sunday? The answer is all about hope.
For those who don’t think they have time to make an Advent retreat, Catholic Relief Services packs a powerful spiritual experience in a 10-minute online retreat. Barb Szyszkiewicz shares her impressions of “Holy Family, Refugee Family.”
Feeling like you failed at Advent? It is NEVER too late to grow closer to Christ. Meg Bucaro suggests you find something, even ONE thing you can do today or tomorrow, that will further strengthen your closeness to Christ.
As much as we are making way for God to come into the world, we are, too, making way for God to come into our hearts. Join Catholic Relief Services in this Advent season in praying the prayers, engaging more deeply and more globally in this holy season.