The Meaning of Advent
Our Lady in a Garland of Roses
Our journey to Christmas is a journey of faith leading us to give ourselves as a gift of love in response to the Gift of Love. Our Divine Infant King desires to be born anew in our hearts by His grace and love, but our hearts must be prepared to receive such a gift. We challenge ourselves this season to be attentive to His voice, making Him welcome with love and reparation. Beholding the Star, our Mother Mary, we will follow her to Bethlehem, bringing our gift of love - a golden crown for the little King.
O Jesus, living in Mary, come and live in Thy servants; in the spirit of Thy holiness, in the fullness of Thy might, in the truth of Thy virtues, in the perfection of Thy ways, in the communion of Thy mysteries. Subdue every hostile power, in Thy Spirit, for the glory of the Father. Amen.
Christ in Majesty