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Mary—the ideal Advent figure

By Kenwyn Sylvester, seminarian

On this fourth Sunday of Advent the Church invites us to enter deeper into the season by looking at a person who gave her entire body for the coming of the Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

She is the prototype, the finished product of what it means to have prepared for God’s coming to us, and so acts as the ideal Advent figure, “the one who waits with, and for, the Lord’s coming”.

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