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Jesuit Volunteer Reflects: Advent - Called to Something Simple

Last Christmas brought perspective, providing me with a crash course to my JV experience. It asked me to be present to it all—the awkwardness of something new, the season, the budding relationships. As I enter Advent with a year of JVC under my belt, I understand that Christmas and Advent calls me into something simple: time spent with those I love, those I call my community. It invites me into what simplicity has meant for me this year, an attentive presence.

Advent: A Creed of Cosmic Proportions

As we enter the Advent season, James Hug, S.J., offers some questions of cosmic proportions to ponder about ourselves, our relationship with others and with God.
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Advent – A Time To Believe

Several years ago, while praying on Christmas Eve, I was having an imaginative contemplation of the stable where Mary was laboring.  It was dark, musty, and surprisingly warm and quiet.  Except, of course, for the labored breathing and…