Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and minds for celebrating Jesus’ birth at Christmas.
Week One — Hope — Those who Hope in the Lord will renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31
Week Two — Peace — Let the Peace of Christ rule in your hearts. Colossians 3:15
Week Three — Joy — You will fill me with Joy in your presence. Psalm 16:11
Week four — Love — Do everything in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
An Advent prayer: God of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Advent Wreath in the Shrine Chapel.