The Unexpected Of Advent

THE UNEXPECTED OF ADVENT   “I’m gonna be down for the holidays!”   I hurriedly texted a close friend followed by a trail of emoticons to ensure my excitement was thoroughly conveyed. Having moved away from home to join university in a new country, I had missed traditional festivities for a whole 3 years. So […]

Feast Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE The circumstances were dire. It was the sixteenth century and the Spaniards were conquering the land of the Aztecs violently. The Aztecs were known for their grotesque sacrifices which served to satisfy their bloodthirsty gods. At the same time, Franciscan missionaries were conquering hearts for Christ by proclaiming the […]

Hope Of Advent

HOPE OF ADVENT The reason why Pixar movies are so popular is not only because of their attention-grabbing animation, but also because many of their themes resonate deeply with Hope, something we desperately need in our world. We are captivated by their stories and awed by their imagination, beauty and truth even amidst stark and […]

Presence Not Presents

PRESENCE NOT PRESENTS Advent. A time of waiting. A time when the Church invites us to enter into the profound mystery of the Incarnation. For many, preparation for this event is choosing the right presents; decorating the Christmas Tree; selecting the dinner menu; socializing with friends and family. In this hub of activity, our excitement […]

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