These are unpredictable times in the life of the Church, shaped by events with little precedent. But four points seem clear about the months to come … (Catholic News Agency)
Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Photo by Elise Lobdell, Syracuse, New York, "I picked up this dear music box chapel and hand-carved Nativity set at a church rummage sale. I like that I can let my young granddaughters play with this set with no worries about breakage."
O Radiant Dawn, Splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come and shine on us!
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Photo by Sharon Davis, Mansfield, Massachusetts, of crèche that goes with her collection of Byer's carolers
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent
Photo by Joe & Pat Hannish of their Hummel figurine Nativity set
Friday of the third Week of Advent
St. Peter Canisius, Priest & Doctor of the Church
Photo by Ernie Sherretta, Broomall, Pennsylvania, of creche, "Bought by my mother in 1960. Mom thought it was modern yet realistic. We have had it since and visitors always think it's unique.
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
Photo by Mary Liegey
Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
Photo by Fr. Bob Bonnot of a Nativity at a restaurant in Santa Ana, El Salvador
A Psalm of Longing by Edward Hays
Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent
Photo by Andrea Gagliani of the Nativity at St. John of the Cross Parish, Western Springs, Illinois
O Leader of the House of Israel … come to rescue us with your mighty power!
On this Advent day our prayer texts start right off by shouting “Christ our King is coming. He’s the Lamb…!”
Monday of the Third Week of Advent
Third Sunday of Advent
Photo by Fr. Bob Bonnot, Associated of U.S. Catholic Priests, of the Nativity at Sts. Martha, Mary & Lazurus in Kingswood, Texas