Advent: Message by Provincial

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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,
Fr.Baby Illickal
Vicar Provincial
Bengaluru

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