There is no Christmas without Advent

Really, without freeing ourselves from the whirl of work, without stopping even for a moment, without thinking and trying to look at our everyday life through God’s eyes, without waiting for God to come in silence and prayer – simply without Advent awaiting for the incarnate Mercy, there is no real Christmas. If we let ourselves be overwhelmed by worries about shopping, gifts, how to bake cakes, what else to clean, etc., it may end with the fact that at Christmas we will feel tired and nervous in our hearts and homes. 

What can we do to spend this holy time differently, i.e. in the spirit that accompanied the Mother of God?

We  encourage you to join our common prayer from December 1 according to the reflections taken from the Gospel for particular Sunday of Advent and the “Diary” of St. Faustina, and to take specific practices that can help us prepare well for Christmas.