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How to have a fruitful Advent, according to St. John Paul II

POPE JOHN PAUL II
Associated Press | East News
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Through his many homilies and audiences, John Paul II left a blueprint for a blessed Advent.

At times, Advent can be a difficult season to remained focused in. We may be distracted by a flurry of obligations or simply by the commercial nature of the Christmas season.

The good news is that the Church has a rich treasury of resources that can help you keep the spirit of Advent alive in your heart.

One such treasure is the vast number of homilies and audiences of St. John Paul II. He spoke eloquently each year about the Advent season and left us many insightful reflections to guide us on our Advent journey.

Here is a short collection of his insights that teach us how to have a fruitful Advent season.

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