Advent

This is a time to prepare for the coming of Christ, not for the coming of Christmas

Word this week: Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2 Sm 7: 1-5, 8-2 & 14; Rm 16: 25-27; Lk 1: 26-38 (Year B)

The particular character of the Christmas season is that of a vigil

Second Sunday of Advent, ISAIAH 40: 1-5; 2 PETER 3: 8-14; MARK 1: 1-8 (Year B)

The antidote to social media malaise this Advent is to spend some time in silence

This year I am experiencing Advent from a fresh angle, from Mary’s remarkable perspective as an expectant mother

There’s no need to adopt their fasting rules, but we can learn quite a bit from the Russians’ preparations for Christmas

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Why has the practice dropped off so dramatically here, but not in Italy, say, or Kenya?

Mgr Andrew Wadsworth says this year’s Advent marks a double beginning