Just as nature retreats deep into itself during the winter months, so the Christian is invited to turn inward during the blessed time of Advent in preparation for the Lord’s coming. . . Advent is a quiet, contemplative time of waiting for the Light that will come and shine on us on Christmas Day, rescuing us from the great darkness and hopelessness we experience in our daily lives.
– Brother Victor-Antoine D’Avila-Latourrette