THE MAGNIFICAT ADVENT COMPANION - 2023
Prepare your heart to welcome the Prince of Peace.
This pocket-sized Companion
follows a practical, page-a-day format and features original meditations on each day's Gospel by one of twenty gifted authors.
- A variety of beautiful and practical blessings
- An Advent Penance Service
- Specially commissioned poetry
- Advent Stations
- The O Antiphons
Advent is that sacred season of anticipation and expectation in which we come to terms with the deepest yearning of our soul — a yearning fulfilled only in Jesus Christ. As we wait in longing for the coming of the Christ Child at Christmas, we turn over to him all the false satisfactions — the compromises — of our life. To live Advent is to live in the awareness of a Presence that changes us.
Our Advent preparation is marked by vigilance — custody of the heart, in which we keep our soul fixed on the Lord. For what we see incarnate in the infant Jesus we desire for ourselves: purity, innocence, childlikeness restored. In the birth of this Child we know the promise of our own spiritual rebirth.
This rich spiritual companion will accompany you like a beloved friend through the four weeks of Advent with poignant scriptural reflections for each day of the season. You will also find a wealth of meditative prayers, essays, and poetry, an examination of conscience, and a unique feature: the Advent Stations. If you long for the nearness of God in your life, this invaluable little booklet promises to bring you ever closer to the One who promised: I am with you always
(Mt 28:20).Paperback. 96 pages.