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December 10


Second Sunday in Advent 


Father Francis Lasrado lights a candle in an Advent wreath at Infant Jesus Church in Port Jefferson, N.Y., on the first day of Advent in 2015. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz

In the Gospel today, John the Baptist tells us to prepare the way of the Lord. He is talking not about the baby in the manger but about the adult Christ soon to begin his public ministry. Take time to read commentary about the prayers and readings for the Second Sunday of Advent.


Take a few minutes to reflect on today's readings by practicing the ancient art of Lectio Divina.


Churches around the nation held a special collection for retired religious today. Pray for these dedicated servants of Christ.


Light the second violet candle on your Advent wreath today.

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