♦Meditations and Reflections on:

An Advent Journey with Mother Teresa

This brings you Mother’s love, prayer and blessing,

together with my prayerful wishes for a fervent

Advent spent in the company of Our Lady,

learning from her

how to be pure and humble of heart.

Keep your eyes pure - so that Jesus may look through them.

Keep your tongue pure - so that Jesus may speak with your tongue.

Keep your hands pure so that Jesus may work with your hands.

Keep your mind pure so that Jesus may think His thoughts in your mind.

Keep your heart pure so that He may love with your heart.

Ask Jesus to live His own life in you.

Mother Teresa




During this Advent, with Mary, let us “form” Jesus within us:  >>


Be born in us, Incarnate Love!



Advent is the season of the seed:

Christ loved this symbol of the seed ...

Advent, the seed of the world's life, was hidden in Our Lady:

Advent is the season of the secret, the secret of the growth of Christ,

of Divine Love growing in silence. It is the season of humility, silence, and growth.

For nine months Christ grew in His Mother's body. By His own will she formed Him from herself, from the simplicity of her daily life. She had nothing to give Him but herself. He asked for nothing else.

She gave Him herself. Working, eating, sleeping, she was forming His body from hers.

His flesh and blood. From her humanity she gave Him His humanity.

Walking in the streets of Nazareth to do her shopping, to visit her friends, she set His feet on the path of Jerusalem. Washing, weaving, kneading, sweeping, her hands prepared His hands for the nails.

Every beat of her heart gave Him His heart to love with, His heart to be broken by love...


First Week

November 28th - December 4

Prayer for the Advent Wreath


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Second Week

December 5-11

Meditation: >>>

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Third Week

December 12-18

Meditation: >>>

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The full text of Pope Francis' Exhortation, where it can also be downloaded in PDF form

Praying Advent with Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of The Gospel


  A Joy Ever New, A Joy Which is Shared

  The Delightful and Comforting Joy of Evangelizing

  The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Faith

The Church's Missionary Transformation


Fourth Week

December 19-24

The Great O Antiphons  read here>>>

Meditation : >>>

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ADVENT Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI :

Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us, signs of the attention he has for each one of us. How often does God give us a glimpse of his love! To keep, as it were, an "interior journal" of this love would be a beautiful and salutary task for our life! read more:


Bible Reflections for ADVENT by Dr. Scott Hahn:

for the Sundays in Advent:











Text © Mother Teresa Center of the Missionaries of Charity




Mother Teresa Center

3835 National Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113






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