Susan Bailey felt alone in navigating a war-torn world in a peaceful way–until she turned to Mary.
We at Catholic Relief Services wish you great joy in this season, and invite you, your ministries, and all Christians gathering to join us in prayer—at your Christmas tables, at your Christmas liturgies, as you exchange gifts, and throughout the season—that this season may bring us peace, that this season may make us peacemakers.
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.
If we want to live as if we are always in the holy presence of God, Judy Klein advises us that we must be intentional about how we spend our time, living with a lively awareness of whether what we do with our time facilitates internal peace or chaos in our lives.