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Reflections by Friars: Advent

Joy, Not Fear
By David McBriar, OFM
David McBriar encourages celebrating Advent with thanksgiving and joy.

Living in the Shadows of Hope & Goodwill This Advent
By Fr. Stephen Lynch, OFM
Fr. Stephen reviews the history of Advent, and how it makes our hearts ready for Christmas.

By Fr. Lawrence Anderson, OFM
New Jersey friar describes the season of solutions and of slowing down.

Advent in 3D
By Fr. John Anglin, OFM
With Christmas approaching, Fr. John, a member of the HNP Ministry of the Word, explores dimensions of the Advent season.

An Advent Reflection
By Fr. Neil O’Connell, OFM
Fr. Neil examines how St. Francis teaches Franciscan men and women to be perpetual Advent people.

Yuletide Reflection: Poetry Transforms Heart and Mind
By Fr. Stephen Lynch, OFM
For the Christmas season, Fr. Stephen offers a salute to poetry, storytelling and the memories of ancient myths and legends.

Advent and Christ’s Return in Glory
By Daniel McLellan, OFM
In response to the post-election climate, Fr. Daniel describes the importance of ‘doing work from the inside.’

Preparing the Way of the Lord
By Br. Javier Del Ángel De los Santos, OFM
Br. Javier, a student friar, asks what are the good works and fruits of conversion one will produce during Advent to celebrate the coming of Jesus?