First Sunday of Advent
The Advent wreath in our chapel
Brothers and sisters: You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed...(Romans 13:11)
Advent is here! In less than a month we will celebrate Jesus' coming into the world. This Advent finds us in a world filled with war and rumors of war. Let us make peace in our world a major theme of our prayers this Advent season as we wait in joyful hope and expectation for the coming of our Lord, the Prince of Peace.
Because of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you!"
Because of the house of the Lord, our God, I will pray for your good.