Happy New (Liturgical) Year! Advent 2016

Wishing many of our Christian friends and colleagues a joyous and hopeful Advent season in 2016! A quote of Pope Benedict XVI for the occasion: "The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope.  It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope."  (Seek That Which Is Above,1986)