Below is the result of the prayer and meditation of many parts of our Franciscan family.  The Assisi Pilgrims sent from our schools as well as the Brothers contributed the daily reflections. Little direction was given to the participants other than to  “pray over the readings and write what God is telling you.”  Thus the different styles and approaches are truly the work of the Holy Spirit.

Our Holy Father Saint Francis experienced the Advent and Christmas season as a time of joy and hope for the world. Amidst the frenetic activity of the season, may each of these reflections remind you of the good news – God has come to be with us!

Pax et bonum!

Brother Damian Novello OSF

Each Day from First Sunday of Advent, December 2,  to the Epiphany  on January 6 a new Reflection will be added.

Please come back each day to pray and reflect with us as we prepare for the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

First Sunday of Advent Jer 33:14-16; Ps
December 2, 2018
Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Is
December 3, 2018
Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
December 4, 2018
Wednesday of the First Week of Advent
December 5, 2018
Thursday of the First Week of Advent
December 6, 2018
Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor
December 7, 2018
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Gn 3:9-15,
December 8, 2018
Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Ps
December 9, 2018
Monday of the Second Week of Advent
December 10, 2018
Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent
December 11, 2018
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Rev
December 12, 2018
Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin & Martyr
December 13, 2018
Memorial of Saint John of the Cross,
December 14, 2018
Third Sunday of Advent Zep 3:14-18; Is
December 16, 2018
Saturday of the Second Week of Advent
December 15, 2018
Monday of the Third Week of Advent
December 17, 2018
Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent
December 18, 2018
Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
December 19, 2018
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
December 20, 2018
  Friday of the Third Week of
December 21, 2018
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent
December 22, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Advent Mc 5:1-4; Ps
December 23, 2018
Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
December 24, 2018
          Solemnity of
December 25, 2018
Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr Acts
December 26, 2018
Feast of Saint John, Apostle & Evangelist
December 27, 2018
Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs 1Jn
December 28, 2018
The Fifth Day in the Octave of
December 29, 2018
Feast of the Holy Family Sir 3:2-6,
December 30, 2018
Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas
December 31, 2018
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother
January 1, 2019
        Memorial of Saints
January 2, 2019
Christmas Weekday 1Jn 2:29-3:6; Ps 98:1, 3-4,
January 3, 2019
Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious
January 4, 2019
Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop 1Jn
January 5, 2019
The Epiphany of the Lord Is 60:1-6;
January 6, 2019