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Advent

Why we call Mary an Ark

The parallel with the Old Testament will have you in wonder at God's creativity and providence.

10 Photos: These Catholic colleges show us how to celebrate Advent

A campus-wide Nativity-making competition is just one example of the many creative ways that these Catholic colleges lived out the Advent season.  

This Advent Marian hymn points the way to Bethlehem

It calls upon the Virgin Mary as the "star" that draws us closer to Christ.

Toy companies discover the joy of Advent

From Lego to Playmobil, children now have many options to combine play and faith during Advent.

Loving this time of year? Here’s a meditation for you!

For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Pope: Challenge yourself; it’s the first step to Christmas joy

Just as the soldiers and tax collectors asked John the Baptist, we must also ask, "What must I do?"

Prepare your heart for Christmas with the Great Antiphons

The "O Antiphons" are a perfect way to anticipate the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

How to foster true Christian joy on Gaudete Sunday

Pope Benedict XVI distinguishes between worldly joy and the joy that endures.

One word to make the most of the last 10 days of Advent

It's the word surely Mary was saying, just like every other hugely-pregnant mom waiting to give birth.

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