Football, cricket need to buck up
December 6, 2019
Ways to honor the Immaculate Conception this December
December 9, 2019

Behind prison walls, Advent lives

Q: Archbishop J, what is your Advent highlight?

Advent is about waiting in joyful hope. Visiting the prison during this time has opened the season’s mystery in new and exciting ways.

Waiting has a very different meaning for the men and women in prison. I understand why Jesus highlights the prisoner as a special way of encountering His love (Matt 25:36). The prisoner in Trinidad lives in a perpetual state of Advent. They are constantly waiting in brutal and inhumane circumstances. In them, God is waiting.

Subscribe or login below to view the rest of this story.

Subscribe to the Digital Archive | Log-In to Catholic News.