Armagh, Northern Ireland, Nov 28, 2017 / 17:00 pm
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, and Primate of All Ireland, has launched a 2017 virtual Advent calendar, saying that the online prayers and reflections will help parishioners spiritually prepare for this Christmas season.
"The season of Advent marks the beginning of the Catholic year and the time of spiritual preparation for the Lord's coming at Christmas. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope."
"Our online calendar is a helpful resource in this journey," Archbishop Martin told Derry Now.
The online calendar will include virtual "doors" which can be opened daily for prayers and reflections. In preparation for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, the calendar will also provide prayers for the entire family and suggested acts of charity.