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.
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