Monday, 1 December 2008


Advent is finally "creeping" in. It has been a long while since I come onto this page--with all the activities going on, plus a dose of laziness and added procrastination.... oh! all the excuses.... I must admit, once there is a break, it is always more difficult to pick up again, for whatever reason. Anyway, I do hope to keep up to these blogs and be more persevering.

I like Advent, yet, many times it is so "mixed up" with all the activities--we tend to focus so much of all the externals, at least for myself, that I forget or take for granted the internal, the means, the path that leads up to Christmas. For us, we began our annual outreach at the mall in the middle of November, then there is the promotion of the daily 365 Days with the Lord and this year, of course, we printed the Pauline Calendar and we want all these to reach the people as soon as possible and as much as possible!

Yet, there is always a deep desire to settle down into the "desert" of my heart. To listen more attentively to the Word of God and to find the oasis amidst the dryness.

Our Congregation has prepared a weekly slide presentation for Advent, beautifully done. So do check it out.

As I surf through the net, I also came across this awesome resources for Advent and even for daily life. Creighton University has done a great job in this, Bravo! I am sure you have a lot of resources for your spiritual life, but no harm trying this one: Creighton University Online Ministries for Advent.

I do hope this Advent will be different from the past, and I am pretty sure it will be, one way or another. Wishing you a Blessed Advent and happy preparation for the way of the Lord!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sr Jocelyn
Greetings from the Philippines.
This is Marian writing on behalf of Sr Delphine. She keeps you and all in her prayers. She has arrived and now is on retreat. She enjoys readign your blog before she entered.