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Hayden Ramsay: A good kind of nostalgia

Growing up in Scotland, Advent was the loveliest season. The days were dark by 3 pm. The house was warm and morning windows were frosty; snow fell often and the woodland around the village was crisp when the rare sun shone.
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Dr Hayden Ramsay: Advent nostalgia and present realities

Growing up in Scotland, Advent was the loveliest season. The days were dark by 3pm. The house was warm and morning windows were frosty;...

Sebastian Condon: The Christmas gift that beats all others – forever

The brilliant Marist Brother who taught me Latin while I was in the seminary celebrated his 80th birthday a few years ago.
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New Advent resource perfect for parishes

A new Advent resource aims at bringing people together in parishes to usher in a season of renewed hope and joy after a difficult year.

Francine and Byron Pirola: Joyfully married…sometimes

Advent is a season of penance in preparation for the Lord’s coming; not the first coming which we celebrate on Christmas Day (his birthday),...

Simcha Fisher: This Is Not the Year

A 2020 Advent song for people with good taste As I walked out one evening In the dark December air, I saw my neighbours hanging lights On trees...

iLight 2020: Jesse Tree Advent family devotional

Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Advent with your family? Creating and decorating a Jesse Tree is the perfect excuse to come together...

Pope installs 13 new cardinals in Rome

In the latest batch of reds hats is the first African-American cardinal, Cardinal Gregory.

Philippa Martyr: A special time

Advent is an opportunity look at our relationship with time One of the nicest things about the last 50 years has been the rediscovery of...

Bishop Umbers Advent message to kids

Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney Richard Umbers writes on the gift of Jesus and preparation for Christ in an Advent message to the children of...
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