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The Christian season of Advent that prepares for Christmas begins this coming Sunday, December 1.  To help the Canisius College community prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas, the Office of Mission & Identity invites you to spend one hour, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 4 and again on Wednesday, December 11, sharing lunch, walking through a contemplative meditation, and reflecting together in Loyola Hall’s Great Room.

On December 4, the contemplation will center on “The Annunciation: Do Not Be Afraid.”  On December 11, the contemplation will focus on Joseph, “Putting Aside Our Fears.”  Lunch will be provided.

If you wish to attend either or both of these events, please RSVP by the preceding Monday for each meeting to Sarah Signorino at or Ext. 2424.

Those who wish to reflect more deeply each week on the meaning of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs), promulgated by the Jesuit Superior General, Rev. Arturo Sosa, SJ, with the approval of Pope Francis earlier this year, may find the document, “Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) & Advent Prayer,” published by the Jesuit headquarters in Rome helpful for prayer during Advent.  The document itself may be found here.

A daily Email and prayer and reflection resource for the Advent season is the “Sacred Advent Retreat” from Loyola Press.  The resource is available for free, but you need to register by clicking here.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology