Advent is a time of preparation, waiting and hope. The Advent liturgy resounds with the longing cries of the Hebrew prophets, the voice of Jesus and John the Baptist’s preaching that the Lord is near. Advent is a time to get ready and to build up the hope within our hearts for the promised coming of Jesus Christ! We do this by repenting of our sin, renouncing our wrong choices, particularly in this Year of Consecrated Life, and emptying ourselves of ourselves so that He can come and take up His Residence within us – and within the Church which is His Body. For hundreds of years, Christians have used an Advent wreath to inspire their hopes for the coming of Christ. By lighting candles and reading Bible verses, we are reminded about the meaning of Christ’s birth and become more excited about his coming in the past, in the future, and in our own lives.
Our Advent preparation includes many things
ü We remember Israel’s hope for the coming of God’s Messiah to save, to forgive, and to restore.
ü We remember our hope for the second coming of Jesus
ü We remember our need for a Saviour to save us from our sins
ü We prepare to welcome Christ at Christmas into our world . . . and into our hearts
Let us travel that road together. Let us begin our Advent Journey of faith with an open mind and heart. Let us prepare our hearts for Jesus to be born as the Saviour of our life. Wish you all a fruitful preparation of Advent and a blessed moment of grace and peace.
wish you all a fruitful advent season,
St. Camillus: Saint of the Red Cross I
23rd December 2016
story of St. Camillus I read more
St.Camillus: A Humble Brother II
24th December 2016
Camillus returned to the monastery read more
St.Camillus: The Priest III
25th December 2016
Reassured by the miracle of the Crucifix read more
St.Camillus: Advocate of the Poor IV
26th December 2016
The Red Cross of the Ministers read more
Heart of St.Camillus V
27th December 2016
He lived the last six months read more
Poor & Sick: St.Camillus Thoughts
“The poor and the sick are the heart of God. In serving them, we serve Jesus the Christ.” St. Camillus De Lellis read more
Serving: St.Camillus Thoughts
The sick we are serving will one day cause us to see the face of God. St. Camillus De Lellis read more
Sick are our Lords and Masters. Hospitals are the mystical vineyard of the Lord. St.Camillus de Lellis read more
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven. St. Camillus de Lellis read more
Commitment: St.Camillus Thoughts
Commitment is doing what you said you would do, after the feeling you said it in has passed. Saint Camillus De Lellis read more
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