Third Week of Advent Reflection


I have a soft spot in my heart for my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. I’ve been enjoying the awesome Advent Reflections they’ve shared this year, and found this one for the third week of Advent especially inspiring. I hope you enjoy it too!

Last summer, Yessenia Diaz De Leon (Class of 2012) spent eight weeks in Peru, where she helped serve underprivileged children. She found it to be a humbling experience that drew her closer to God. Here, she draws on that experience as she shares her thoughts on Advent with the Notre Dame family.

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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