Advent Thirst...Christmas Hope: Prayer and Meditation for

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Or try something else, such as a full regular celebration of Advent and Christmastime using the calendar and readings we already have, celebrating Advent for a full four weeks beginning November 25, 2012, and then a full Christmastide beginning December 24-- finding some way to keep the energy of Christmas going well after Christmas Eve and its focus well beyond the babe in the manger. Here are our 5 fave ways to live in the moment + give love. 1. And where that is missing, there’s not going to be fruitfulness.

Pages: 88

Publisher: Paulist Press; First Edition edition (August 1994)

ISBN: 0809135116

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