Advent, A Season of Hope

November 28, 2011

Advent is hands-down my favorite season of the liturgical year, mainly because it is a season of hope, of joy, and of prayerful waiting.  Over the next few weeks, my hope is that we can delve deeper into what “hope” means in our daily lives, as we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth. 

As we heard yesterday from Mark’s Gospel, we are invited to “Be watchful! Be alert!”. While Jesus spoke these words to his disciples, these words are just as relevant to us today as they were then.  We are invited daily to marvel at the many gifts God gives us that are right in front of us. 

What can you “marvel” at today in your own life? 

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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