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Q: Archbishop J, what is so special about Advent?

Advent is a healing balm for the sick soul, sight for the spiritually blind, grace for the wary wayfarer, a compass for the lost pilgrim and a time for a fresh perspective where the secular has eclipsed the sacred.

God has given us this very special season of grace as a portal to the truth of all reality: the whole world is pregnant with God if we have eyes to see. Advent points us to the truth of the sacred, the holiness of God that breaks out in every mundane and secular activity.

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