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Christmas Preparations

Christmas decorations already beckon from shop windows in our cities. You could think Christmas was tomorrow!

The season of preparation – Advent – has been squeezed out of our preparations for Christmas. A great pity because it is a beautiful season.

Here is a chance for you to enter into its beauty from your home or desk. You can do an online Advent retreat using the ‘ pray as you go’ website.

This year the retreat prays the O Antiphons, a short prayer which is said during Advent. Each of the eight prayers features the word ‘Come’ with the rest of the prayer drawn from the Old or First Testament with its poetic anticipation of the coming of Christ.

The retreat is in its first week on Pray as you go. Log in and you won’t be disappointed.