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Advent for Couples

Among Paul’s many collaborators, Aquila and Priscilla emerge as “models of conjugal life responsibly committed to the service of the entire Christian community”, and remind us that, thanks to the faith and commitment to the evangelization of so many lay people like them, Christianity has reached us.

Pope Francis (13.11.2019)

A Candle in Our Hearts

Advent is the time of expectation. True, Christ has already come upon earth. He has been crucified, and has risen. He is with us now, in his Church. And yet, somehow, as the season for commemorating His birth approaches, something stirs in us, something deep and profound, as if we are expecting a great miracle. s the Christmas season approaches, everyone feels a certain "something" that cannot be put into words. There are no words that fit.

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Resources for couples this Advent


How to have a fruitful Advent according to St. John Paul II

Why Advent? The Bridegroom is coming, and this is forever

Top 25 Things to Do This Advent

No time for a marriage retreat? Try this to strengthen your union


Advent Retreats and Activities in the Greater Montreal

Upcoming events and retreats (Archdiocese of Montreal website)


Online Advent Retreats

Sacred Advent Retreat

Busy Person's Online Advent Retreat



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