Be Joyfully Awake
Her focus is Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on the joy of the gospel. Be Joyfully Awake During the Advent Season is a reflection on cultivating the virtues of gratitude, joy, and peace during Advent so that we are better prepared to meet the Lord at Christmas. The article predates Advent to give pastoral leaders time to plan for this important season.
One reader in Australia remarked: "As Liturgy Coordinator in my parish, I am very familiar with the Advent readings, yet reading your article has brought the scriptures truly alive for me and has set me planning."
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