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December 23

 

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

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This outline from the U.S. bishops provides additional commentary on the prayers and readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. 

Reflect

"The Lord Jesus had compassion upon us in order to call us to himself, not frighten us away. He came in meekness; he came in humility." --St. Ambrose of Milan, On Repentance, 1.1.3 

Pray

Add this "O Antiphon" to your daily or meal-time prayer today: "O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law: come to save us, Lord our God!" (Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, Revised Edition, 77)

Act

Light the final violet candle on your Advent wreath today. 

 



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