Advent is a time of waiting, of patient waiting. However that does not mean it is a time for idleness. No, instead, Advent is a time of preparation. We prepare for the coming of the Lord again in glory at the end of time and we prepare for the celebration of the coming of the Lord in the flesh at the Nativity. It is a time of hearing old stories with new ears.
During this season we will hear from the great prophets, like Isaiah, whose message should rouse us from our complacency and comfortableness. We will hear the story of the birth of Jesus. It is a story at once gentle, yet also a story foreshadowing the passion and paschal mystery of Christ.
As we prepare for the coming of Christ, let us strive to listen to the stories of old and find new meaning in them. As a Congregation, let us remember the story of St. Francis Xavier and his missionary life as we celebrate our patron’s feast on December 3. Let us hear anew the story of Mary’s place in God’s plan as we celebrate her Immaculate Conception. And of course we can not fail to be moved by the story of St. Gaspar, our founder, who gave up his very life on December 28 in love for the people of God. It was with St. Gaspar, almost 200 years ago, that our story as a community began. Let us continue to share that story.
May this Advent be truly a blessed time for all
Remembering and celebrating our history
Our charism of reconciliation
Our mission of responding to the cry of the Blood in the world
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