2nd Sunday of Advent ~ Reflection with Mother Teresa
PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD
“I took the change [of plan] as God sent—to get stronger to prepare my body and soul for His coming. Here I have nothing to think about—except how to live for others.” ~ Mother Teresa
Isaiah 11:1–10; Romans 15:4–9; Matthew 3:1–12
The ascetism of John the Baptist and the self-sacrifice of Mother Teresa are astonishing testaments to their faith. Think of one concrete step you can take to welcome Christ’s presence in your life.
Advent is particularly suited to being a season lived in communion with all those who—and thanks be to God they are numerous—hope for a more just and a more fraternal world.
In this commitment to justice, people of every nationality and culture, believers and non-believers, can to a certain extent meet. Indeed, they are all inspired by a common desire, even if their motivations are different, for a future of justice and peace.
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Homily in Celebration of the First Vespers
of the First Sunday of Advent, December 2,
SPIRITUAL ADVENT RETREAT RESOURCES
Advent & Christmas with Pop Benedict – The USCCB is providing a downloadable book of scriptural reflections for Advent and Christmas featuring the words of Pope Benedict XVI from homilies, speeches and other addresses during his papacy. The 37-page document includes a scripture quote and a reflection from the Holy Father for every day of Advent, which begins on Sunday, November 28, 2010, through the 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas, December 31, 2010. "Advent & Christmas with Pope Benedict XVI" is a preview of the upcoming publication "A Year with Pope Benedict XVI," which will be available soon from USCCB.
Advent Meditations – Mother Teresa
Advent Catholic Treasures – St. Anthony Messenger Press – 2010 Advent feature offers reflections to inform, inspire and help Catholics prepare for Christmas.
ADEVENT CALENDAR & RESOURCES
Advent Calendar & Resources – EWTN
Advent Workshop – Catholic Culture
Advent Reflection & Customs – Fish Eaters