Advent 2017

The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is coming. We may reflect that every year at this time we celebrate his coming , so that in a sense we can lose the feeling of expectancy and joyful anticipation, because at the end of the season, everything seems to return to pretty much the same routine. If that is the case, then our preparation may have been lacking and we have therefore been robbed of much of the true meaning of this season.

During Advent we recall the history of God's people and reflect on how the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament were fulfilled. This gives us a background for the present.

Today we can reflect on the past track record of God and so begin to understand what it means to us now for the sake of what is to come, in our own future and that of our world.

© Liguori Publications Excerpt from Advent - A Quality Storecupboard The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer


From Sunday to Sunday

In this section, you will find videos of commentaries or homilies of texts drawn from every Sunday Mass during Advent. These reflections are made by the youth.

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Advent Season

What is Advent? You will find in this section some videos that explain the Advent season in which the Church enters as of December 3.

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Tell me your «Advent»

Advent season is experienced in differents ways through cultures. In this section you fill find a couples of sharings of people on the way they prepare themselves to Chistmas.

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Activities in the Archdiocese

Here is a list of activities for the next weeks. If you have any suggestions, please let us know at this email address : calendrierweb@diocesemontreal.org

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Advent Ressources

During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ's birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as Savior, and anticipate his promised Second Coming. Here are some ressources in the Tradition of Ignatian Spirituality from Loyola Press.

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Blessing Of An Advent Wreath

The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the First Sunday of Advent.

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Green Christmas

On one hand, you find a baby in a manger, the simplicity of shepherds and Mary pondering those events in her heart. On the other hand, the hill of gifts under the tree, the banquet of wasted food and the mountain of trash in the end. What is left of the spiritual significance of Christmas?

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Christmas nativity scenes around the world

Here are some Christmas Nativity scenes around the world.

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