The Advent of Christ
by Edward Sri
A virgin giving birth. A child laid in a manger. Shepherds greeted by angels. For many of us, the Christmas story has become almost too familiar, causing the profound, even shocking, mystery of the incarnation to be overlooked. But what if you were hearing it for the first time? These events would signal something new: the dawning of the long-awaited Messiah.
This Advent, put yourself in that ancient world. With an entry for each day of Advent and the Christmas season, this collection based on Dr. Sri's Dawn of the Messiah will help you discover spiritual treasures in the Gospels and gain a fresh understanding of the coming of Christ.
Each day contains:
- a short Scripture reading
- a meditation focused on the deeper realities of the Christmas story
- a question for reflection
- a closing prayer
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Padre Pio
Compiled by Anthony F. Chiffolo Saint Pio of Pietrelcina--probably best known as Padre Pio--knew with complete certainty that at all times his place was beside Jesus, whether it be Jesus...
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori
by Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R. In the latest addition to Liguori's popular series of seasonal meditation books provides not only Scripture readings for the seasons of Advent and Christmas, but...
Advent and Christmas Wisdom From St. Benedict
by Judith Sutera, OSB For over 1,500 years, believers from all Christian traditions have looked to St. Benedict, the patriarch of Western monasticism, for spiritual wisdom. And rightly so: his rule...