Usually during Advent, we try to bring our readers meditations on the Sunday readings--and that has been very fruitful, for us and hopefully for you as well. This year we are trying something a little different: meditations on different saints and holy people who can be companions for us during this Advent season. We will be publishing six or so of these at various times throughout Advent.
Advent is not just a historical reenactment. We don't pretend to be surprised that Christ is born on Christmas any more than we pretend to be surprised when He is risen on Easter. But every day we are all preparing for something we cannot possibly imagine: the second coming of Christ in glory. We don't know the day or the hour, but we know it will come. Advent is happening at all times as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. May these holy men and women--and all the saints--be our companions as we travel onward toward Christmas, remembering always the wonder of the Incarnation and the mysteries of Christ's coming: in the flesh, into our hearts, in glory.