Pope Francis said, “Migrants bring an opportunity for enrichment and the integral human development of all.” (Fratelli Tutti, 10/4/2020) Our dignity is bound up in that of our brothers and sisters. Pray, learn and act this Advent so that God’s promise comes to life for all, especially our immigrant and
FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT
As immigrants and refugees journey and wait at the border, in detention or in processing, so should we journey through Advent. We must grow in hope and faith as we wait for Emmanuel. Pray for strength for the journey. Click here for reflection.
SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT
Prepare the world for the coming Lord. Use the U.S. Bishops’ Prayers for Migrants resource to understand how God’s promise includes welcoming and standing in solidarity with
immigrants and refugees. Click here for reflection.
THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe falls on the beginning of this Advent week. Reflect on the story and tradition of Our Lady shared here: Our Lady of Guadalupe. Know that God is near, especially in the Haitian immigrants and Afghan refugees. Click here for reflection.
FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT
The Posada recalls the journey of Mary and Joseph to find shelter and refuge. Be inspired to act with other Catholics using their voice to protect asylum: Catholic Advocates Take Prophetic Action with Asylum Seekers at Mexico Border – Ignatian Solidarity Network. Click here for reflection.
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