The roaring seas of the apocalypse are displacing millions of global refugees.
Advent is a season of waiting, of being drawn into the spiritual discipline of anticipation. Our spiritual director is Mary, the mother of Jesus, the one in whom we see revealed the patience of God. Mary waits for the Messiah, and in doing so she invites us into a way of life that welcomes the gospel through a posture of waiting.
In this essay, Villegas suggests that through worship we are invited to let the Holy Spirit form us into an assemblage of priests, subverting hierarchies of power and always making space for new people to express the good news in our lives.