The Characters of the Nativity

"The Nativity" (Gerburt Christi detail) by Franz von Rohden

The Holy Family: Salvation and Love

As Christians, we are very familiar with Advent as a season of waiting, but really, our whole life is, essentially, a long season of waiting. Particularly, we wait for the last Advent—the last coming of Christ at the end of time. Every Advent gives us the opportunity to pause, and very intentionally focus on what we should be doing every […]

"The Nativity" (Gerburt Christi detail) by Franz von Rohden

The Infant Jesus: The Blessedness of Littleness and Joy

As Christians, we are very familiar with Advent as a season of waiting, but really, our whole life is, essentially, a long season of waiting. Particularly, we wait for the last Advent—the last coming of Christ at the end of time. Every Advent gives us the opportunity to pause, and very intentionally focus on what we should be doing every […]

"The Nativity" (Gerburt Christi detail) by Franz von Rohden

St. Joseph: Humility and Devotion

As Christians, we are very familiar with Advent as a season of waiting, but really, our whole life is, essentially, a long season of waiting. Particularly, we wait for the last Advent—the last coming of Christ at the end of time. Every Advent gives us the opportunity to pause, and very intentionally focus on what we should be doing every […]

"The Nativity" (Gerburt Christi detail) by Franz von Rohden

The Magi: Watchfulness and Action

As Christians, we are very familiar with Advent as a season of waiting, but really, our whole life is, essentially, a long season of waiting. Particularly, we wait for the last Advent—the last coming of Christ at the end of time. Every Advent gives us the opportunity to pause, and very intentionally focus on what we should be doing every […]

"The Nativity" (Gerburt Christi detail) by Franz von Rohden

The Angels: Praise and Evangelization

As Christians, we are very familiar with Advent as a season of waiting, but really, our whole life is, essentially, a long season of waiting. Particularly, we wait for the last Advent—the last coming of Christ at the end of time. Every Advent gives us the opportunity to pause, and very intentionally focus on what we should be doing every […]

"Adoration of the Shepherds" (detail) by Murillo

The Shepherds: Come as You Are and Wonder

As Christians, we are very familiar with Advent as a season of waiting, but really, our whole life is, essentially, a long season of waiting. Particularly, we wait for the last Advent—the last coming of Christ at the end of time. Every Advent gives us the opportunity to pause, and very intentionally focus on what we should be doing every […]