As we begin the Advent season, we wanted to share five quotes that serve as an opportunity for reflection. As we journey to Bethlehem with the shepherds and kings, these quotes provide a practical and profound lens through which your family can reflect and prepare for the arrival of Christ in the manger. Join in discovering the wisdom encapsulated in these quotes, each one contributing a unique perspective to the spirit of this special time.
“Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.” - St. Mother Teresa
“Open wide your door to the one who comes. Open your soul, throw open the depths of your heart to see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the sweetness of grace. Open your heart and run to meet the Sun of eternal light that illuminates all men.” - St. Ambrose of Milan
“This time of Advent is a time for hope. These great horizons of our Christian vocation, this unity of life built on the presence of God our Father, can and ought to be a daily reality. Ask our Lady, along with me, to make it come true. Try to imagine how she spent these months, waiting for her Son to be born. And our Lady, Holy Mary, will make of you alter Christus, ipse Christus: another Christ, Christ himself!” - St. Josemaria Escriva
“In Advent we await an event which occurs in history and at the same time transcends it. As it does every year, this event will take place on the night of the Lord’s Birth. The shepherds will hasten to the stable in Bethlehem; later the Magi will arrive from the East. Both the one and the other in a certain sense symbolize the entire human family. The exhortation that rings out in today’s liturgy: ‘Let us go joyfully to meet the Lord’ spreads to all countries, to all continents, among every people and nation.” - St. John Paul II
“Mary sustains our journey toward Christmas, for she teaches us how to live this Advent Season in expectation of the Lord. For this time of Advent is a time of waiting for the Lord, who will visit us all on the feast, but also, each one, in our own hearts. The Lord is coming! Let us wait for him!” - Pope Francis