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Advent

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.

Why St. Lucy is popular in Sweden and how she’s still celebrated in that non-religious country

The 4th-century martyr showed up in the Middle Ages and saved the day.

12 Thought-provoking quotes to inspire the rest of your Advent

These powerful thoughts will help your Advent to be filled with hope and light.

3 Advent traditions worth starting late, or investing in now for next year

These ideas for devotions are easy, entertaining, and an investment for the coming years.

Counting down Advent with a little help from outer space (Photos)

The 2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar is under way and better than ever.

Prepare for Christmas with these 4 beautiful prayers from the Church

One doesn't have to look far for inspiration during Advent.

Why St. John Chrysostom loved the feast of Christmas

And how he convinced others to celebrate it.

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