Prepare the manger of our heart

“We desire to be able to welcome Jesus at Christmas-time, not in a cold manger of our heart, but in a heart full of love and humility, in a heart so pure, so immaculate, so warm with love for one another.”  — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Advent Is a Time of Hope

“It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us the memories of goodness and thus to open the doors of hope.” — Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)