Fourth Week of Advent
It is a marvelous period in which the expectation of Christ's return and the memory of his first coming - when he emptied himself of his divine glory to take on our mortal flesh - reawakens in hearts.
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
~ Pope Benedict XVI