I thank God for His blessings and for guiding me through the 12,921.6 mile pilgrimage. As of this evening, I have visited all 48 churches, 20 missions, an abbey, a monastery, all 8 stations, 3 chapels, 3 Newman Centers and our cathedral. Now, with the grace of God, I will convert this blog into book. Each location offered a new experience with a gift to share as the Holy Spirit guided me along the way.
For many people, New Year’s Day, January first, is the beginning of the new year. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and according to the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year starts with the new moon that falls between January 21 and February 20. Did you know that the Catholic Liturgical year, Advent is the beginning of the year? Are you preparing yourself for the Anniversary of the birth of Christ? A wonderful article explaining the meaning of Advent, along with a digital Advent Calendar and a plethora of resources, can be found at the following link: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/advent/