2014 Advent Schedule

"Advent reminds us that he has come, and that he will come..."

God is the future of the human person and of the world. If humanity loses the meaning of God, it will close itself to the future and inevitably lose the perspective of its pilgrim journey in time. Why birth, why death? Why sacrifice, why suffering?

To these questions, Christianity offers a satisfying answer. For this reason, Christ is the hope of humanity. He is the true meaning of our present, because he is our sure future. Advent reminds us that he has come, and that he will come. The life of believers is a continuous and vigilant waiting
for his coming.
— Saint John Paul II (Angelus, 1 December 2002)