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.
Following recent terrorist activity that has reverberated across the globe, the Dalai Lama reacted with thoughts on the role of prayer as a response. Here, Roxane Salonen shares some of those reflections, as well as her own pondering to the power of prayer in light of today’s tragedies.
Do you feel “hurried and worried” most of your days? Maybe you lack God’s peace in your heart? Erika Marie talked with author Heidi Bratton about this very feeling. Learn how you can WIN a copy of Heidi Bratton’s new book, Finding God’s Peace in Everyday Challenges.