“Give us new life and we will call upon Your name” (Psalm 80:19).

Today is the First Sunday of Advent!

If you have an Advent wreath, you’ll light the first of four candles today.  If you don’t have one, you can watch the priest light it just before Holy Mass.

What did Mother Teresa say about Advent?  Something beautiful.

“ADVENT IS LIKE SPRINGTIME IN NATURE WHEN EVERYTHING IS RENEWED, FRESH AND HEALTHY. ADVENT REFRESHES US, MAKES US HEALTHY AND ABLE TO RECEIVE CHRIST IN WHATEVER FORM HE MAY COME TO US. AT CHRISTMAS HE COMES AS A LITTLE CHILD, SMALL, HELPLESS AND IN NEED OF HIS MOTHER AND ALL THAT A MOTHER’S LOVE CAN GIVE. HIS MOTHER’S HUMILITY ENABLED HER TO SERVE. IF WE REALLY WANT GOD TO FILL US, WE MUST EMPTY OURSELVES THROUGH HUMILITY OF ALL THE SELFISHNESS WITHIN US.”

Beautiful.

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  1. SR says:

    Yes, very beautiful. Do you ever wonder how the saints always came up with these thoughts and sayings? I always think when I read their writings, “How in the world did you ever become this holy?” Just wondering if I am the only one or not? 🙂 Great post and thanks for sharing. God Bless, SR

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    1. Thank you, SR, I’m amazed by the saints as well. The closer they drew to God the closer He drew to them, so by their obedience they were lavished with grace upon grace. They knew to pray for more and more Wisdom and as disciples passed on their heavenly gifts to us. That’s why spiritual reading is so important to our faith journey. All things are possible with God, so we too can have these thoughts and sayings and can even become holy when we enter into our own quiet conversations with God through the Sacraments and at Adoration. God calls us all to be saints! God bless you, Saint SR!

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      1. SR says:

        You are so right. They drew close to Him, in work, prayer, study, worship, and really all that they did. Everything they did they did for Him. He was at the forefront of it all.

        “Saint, SR!” LOL! When they write a book about me, be sure and go get it! LOL!!! It will be a short read I assure you! Have a great one. I sure do appreciate you! God Bless, SR

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      2. I appreciate you too! Have a holy Advent! : )

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