Edited and Compiled by Anthony F. Chiffolo
The Advent and Christmas season is a time of anticipation and preparation, celebration and joy. Beginning with the first day of Advent and continuing through the twelve days of Christmas, Advent and Christmas With the Saints guides readers to an experience of closeness with God. Words of devotion and excitement fill each page, from the pens of such luminaries as Francis of Assisi, Therese of Lisieux, and many, many others.
This book is arranged for use on every day of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Each day's reflection begins with a scriptural quotation, continues with a thought from the writings of that day's featured saint, and concludes with a prayer for the day. The daily passages of Advent and Christmas With the Saints offer profound and spiritually enriching food for the journey, drawing us closer to the joy of welcoming the Savior into our lives and cultivating a renewed appreciation of the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Table of Contents:
How to Use This Book
Part I: Readings for Advent
Part II: Readings for the Twelve Days of Christmas
Part III: Format for Nightly Prayer and Reading
Sources and Acknowledgments
About Anthony F. Chiffolo:
Anthony F. Chiffolo, editorial director of Praeger Publishers, has a master's degree in the Classics of Western Civilization from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He is the author/compiler of numerous religion books, including At Prayer with the Saints, Be Mindful of Us: Prayers to the Saints, and Pope John XXIII: In My Own Words, all published by Liguori Publications. He was named Whitey Radio Author of the Year 2000 for his Liguori book Padre Pio: In My Own Words.