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.

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…