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Fr. John Burns offers a video on nearness as a companion to this week's reflections in ADORE, a new Advent journal from Ave Maria Press. 

You have a choice this Advent: Get caught up in the annual rush of shopping, decorating, and parties or slow down and take a few minutes each day to remember who this season is really about — Jesus.

In Adore, popular author and speaker Fr. John Burns and illustrator Valerie Delgado of Pax.Valerie will help you reclaim the sacred sense of longing and joyful hope at the heart of Advent, focusing on a new theme each week — vigilance, preparation, nearness, and Emmanuel — that you can relate to your own life.

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If we make a choice now to take these coming days seriously, we will not miss the opportunity to draw more deeply into the heart and the life that God is inviting us to. #catholicmom

This week, Fr. John Burns ponders nearness and invites us to pause and make a choice to engage our preparations more deeply, to weave our faith with our secular preparations.




Download and print the free ADORE companion coloring pages.


Adore: A Guided Advent Journal for Prayer and Meditation is available from Ave Maria Press, your local Catholic bookstore, and on all major digital platforms.


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