Coming in November: Daily Advent Reflections

Vice President for Mission Rev. William R. Campbell, S.J., ’87 has announced that, beginning on Sunday, Nov. 27, an electronic version of the traditional Advent Calendar will be available on the Holy Cross website. The attractively designed calendar will allow viewers to open a “window” each day to find an inspirational text, image or audio presentation throughout the four weeks of Advent, leading up to the celebration of Christmas Day. As with “Return to Me: Lenten Reflections from Holy Cross,” the materials for the Advent Calendar are the work of Holy Cross professors, students, chaplains, staff and alumni. As Christians begin the holy season of Advent, traditionally observed by Christians all over the world, in preparation for the Nativity of the Lord (Dec. 25), we also acknowledge with respect the observance of the birthday of Muhammad (Dec. 10), the start of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah (Dec. 24) and the African-American celebration of Kwanzaa (beginning Dec. 26).  It is hoped that many members of the Holy Cross community will find something of value in the reflections offered in the Advent Calendar.  ■

—Rev. Paul Harman, S.J.