Advent Brings New Life to Provincial Ministries

Maria Hayes Around the Province

As Catholics around the world are called into the stillness of the Advent season, Holy Name Province’s ministries are busily organizing programs to help people prepare for Christmas. This year’s events include retreats, alternative shopping experiences and the chance to learn more about the music played during the season. Advent Retreats Mary is at the center of this year’s Advent …

Free ‘Advent in My Pocket’ Booklet Available

Jocelyn Thomas Around the Province

Autumn has barely begun and the Franciscans are preparing for Advent. A new booklet with meditations and prayers for every day of the Advent season that begins Nov. 30 is being offered to friars and laypeople. The 28-page booklet, a pocket treasury of prayers for each day, was written by Sr. Fran McManus, RSM, and produced by the seven OFM …