Christians worldwide observe Advent as the beginning of the Catholic liturgical year, a season of preparation for the coming birth of Jesus, a "turning inward" to renew our fidelity to our baptismal call to be men and women for others, united in the love of God in Christ
This year Advent runs from Nov. 27 to Dec. 24. Throughout these 28 days, Campus Ministry will host a website offering daily reflections from students, faculty and staff for members of the Saint Louis University community to use for personal prayer and reflection.
While technical difficulties delayed the commencement of the website on Sunday, Nov. 27, the official "first day" of Advent, members of the SLU community are encouraged to revisit past postings.
On Sunday, Nov. 27, SLU President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., invited us to be aware and alert, to live attuned to the coming fulfillment of God's promises.
On Monday, Nov. 28, English postdoctoral fellow Katy Didden, Ph.D. reflected on the call of the prophets to end division, to seek peace and attend to the word of God that invites us to reconciliation.
On Tuesday, Nov. 29, engineering junior Ryan Hughes considers the Advent call to peace, even extending to love of enemies.
Today, law librarian Helen Capdevielle calls us to steady attentiveness to the presence of God, even in the midst of very busy lives.
You can find the Campus Ministry Advent webpage at http://www.slu.edu/advent. We hope you find the site and the reflections valuable during Advent.