Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Advent: It's not too late...

... to prepare our hearts to welcome Our Lord this Christmas -- and again at the end of time! (Sometimes, despite our best intentions, our Advent preparations lag and we begin to feel frustrated.)

Here's a simple Christmas novena to the Infant of Prague to start today. I once heard that a good Advent exercise is to ask Our Lord for a spiritual "Christmas gift" and wait with expectant hope for Him to come. Perhaps, then, we can ask the Infant Jesus for whatever particular grace we most need at this time.

(H/T to Elizabeth Foss)

And, thanks be to God, it's not too late to examine our conscience regarding grudges and make a good Confession before Christmas!

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