It's easy to get lost in the bustle of Christmas shopping and holiday parties, losing sight of God. Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi
gives readers a momentary cease in the chaos, allowing daily
meditation. It is essential in today's postmodern culture to remember
the true purpose of Advent--the preparation for and celebration of the
coming of Jesus.
Each day's selection offers a new insight from
one of the most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis
serves as an appropriate model of virtue during the time of year when it
is easy to become caught up in the materialized aspects of the holiday.
Through his words, we are reminded of the simplicity in poverty, the
reverence of God's word, of showing gratitude, and practicing
forgiveness. Along with the words of St. Francis are daily Scripture
readings and prayers that mirror his philosophy. After reflecting,
readers will find an Advent action--something simple they can do to keep
the words and prayers alive with them throughout the day.
looking for a way to energize their holiday practices will cherish this
guide to refocusing on the true "reason for the season," the birth of