Longings in Advent

Advent wreath

In December, we often ask children, “What do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas?” In Advent the Church poses to us a deeper question: “What are the deep needs and longings of your life, which only God can fill?”

Frank Majka, SJ, presents that question to us in a brief reflection on Advent Longings. Are you taking time this season to consider the question? What do you really want for Christmas as a gift from God?

Whether or not you have a chocolate Christmas countdown calendar, follow the Loyola Press Advent Calendar for Adults for reflections from authors and bloggers to help you consider the deeper questions of the season.


  1. I want time. Time to pray. Time to reflect. Time alone in silence without the thought of what i need to be doing or how long do I have before I’m running late.


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