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Repentance – Advent Penance

— Gaudete Sunday – Advent Joy & John the Baptist
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Advent of Peace – Fast before the Feast

Christmas is a joyous celebration of the birth of Peace. So why does the Church precede the feast of December 25 with a somber season of fast and penance? A meditation for the Second Sunday of Advent, cycle A. ...