Advent 2022

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Pope Francis offers five commitments as Christmas approaches

Dec 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis’ 2021 Angelus message for Advent is worth recalling in the closing days before Christmas this year. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus message for the Third Sunday of Advent on Dec. 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Be surprised by God’s mercy this Advent

Dec 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Third Sunday of Advent, which marks roughly halfway through the season preceding Christmas, is also known as Gaudete Sunday. Read more

Pope Francis spent time in silent prayer in front of a nativity scene handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala on Dec. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis blesses Nativity scene made by craftsmen in Guatemala

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis blessed a Nativity scene on Saturday that was handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala. Read more


Don’t let Christmas take you by surprise: lessons for Advent from the Church

Nov 28, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The Church provides songs, signs, and symbols to enter into the season of Advent more fruitfully. Read more

Pope Francis at the Angelus Nov. 27, 2022.

Pope Francis: God is present ‘in everyday things’

Nov 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“In this time of Advent, let us be shaken out of our torpor and let us awaken from our slumber,”... Read more