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Advent can be a time of great grace, if we prayerfully take the time to prepare ourselves for Christmas and for the Second Coming of Christ. We are pleased to present, for the Advent 2016 season, special holiday reflections every week day. Priests, religious and lay people have answered our request to bring you thoughtful and hopeful words of faith, weekdays beginning November 28 until December 23.
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The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, As they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as men make merry when dividing spoils. For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests.
They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, From David’s throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains. By judgment and justice, both now and forever.
(Is. 9:1-2, 5-6)