Down to the Wire: Just $4,822 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Watch and wait with Mary during Advent, Pope tells faithful

Catholic World News - December 02, 2013

In his first Sunday appearance of the new liturgical year, Pope Francis said that the season of Advent allows the faithful to set out on a quest “to rediscover the meaning and aim of our existence.”

Speaking at his Angelus audience on December 1, the first Sunday of Advent, the Pope said that the day “gives us a deep sense of history,” since all of the Church, throughout all of time, has traveled along the same path.

The Holy Father suggested that the ideal guide for this journey is the Virgin Mary, and her prayer, the Magnificat, is the ideal prayer. “Let us allow ourselves to be guided by her in this time of waiting and active watchfulness,” he said.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($52,302 to go):
$150,000.00 $97,698.13
35% 65%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy November 26
Getting Marriage Right November 25
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25