To have an advent is to have an arrival. In the Church calendar, the four-week Advent season is a time of observing the ultimate arrival, the coming of Christ into the world. During Advent we celebrate Jesus’ birth, and we also look forward to his future arrival, the restoration of all things. We remember together that in him, light and love have come.
“All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel’, which means, “God is with us”. (Matthew 1: 22 – 23)