Sunday, December 12: Today is the third Sunday of Advent, a Sunday when the Church invites us in a special way to rejoice in the Lord and His coming! Today, as we do almost every Sunday, we took our books, music, and DVDs to a parish (this weekend it was St. Alphonsus in Maple Glen). Through parish exhibits, we make our materials available to people to help them live this beautiful but very busy time in closer union with Christ. Tomorrow, we in the community of Philadelphia will be making our monthly retreat. We invite you to send us your prayer intentions so that we can remember them as we spend this special time with Jesus. "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4).