Advent Joy

This is my first Advent as a Catholic priest. I had forgotten the majestic joy of the season of Advent. It comes to me through the readings in the Divine Office. It comes to me through the somber and majestic prophetic readings at Mass. It comes to me through the violet vestments, the extra candles, the quieter flowers, the sober and joyful hymns. It is the full joy of gestation, the joy of expectation, the tension and joy of waiting for a child.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15590301615909326119 Ana Braga-Henebry

    Beautifully said, Fr., thanks!And thanks to you suggestions, our oldest at ND Centre-London did visit the Oratory!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04298493682961935337 Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ

    Happy Advent Fr..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01805401564651493025 Bonnie

    Well said, Fr. I love the Church and how counter-cultural She is in preparing us for Christmas.