a guided tour through advent


A Guided Tour through Advent

Advent is a time to embrace anticipation. Here is a path through the season.

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Giving Tuesday

Consider donating to our Giving Tuesday efforts so that we can reach more people with the Franciscan spirit!

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Catholic Saints of Advent

The feasts of many saints are celebrated during the season. Here are the biographies and feast days of some well-known Advent saints.

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Advent: Waiting in Darkness

Christmas is not a sentimental waiting for a baby to be born, but much more an asking for history to be born.

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Saint of the Day: Nicholas


Saint of the Day: Nicholas

The absence of “hard historical facts” is not necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as the devotion to Saint Nicholas shows.

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Prayers and Novenas

Looking to deepen your prayer life? Enjoy this collection of prayers and novenas.

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Advent with Mary


Advent with Mary

Spend a prayerful moment this Advent with Mary, the universal mother.

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