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Advent with Pope Francis

Paulist Press announces the
Advent Mobile App!

Paulist Press invites you to enrich your preparation for Christmas 2019 by downloading our newly created Advent Mobile App. These brief daily readings are drawn from the reflections of Pope Francis and enhanced with photos of nativity scenes he has visited during his papacy in Rome. Additional inspirational reflections appear at the end of the Application which are excerpts from books published by Paulist Press and authored by Richard Leonard, and Cardinals Carlo Martini and Walter Kasper, and are available from

The Advent App is only $.99
at your Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Search your App Store for "Advent with Pope Francis."

A sample reflection:

During Advent, we do not just live in anticipation of Christmas; we are also called to rekindle the anticipation of the glorious return of Christ—when he will return at the end of time—preparing ourselves, with consistent and courageous choices, for the final encounter with him. We remember Christmas, as we await the glorious return of Christ, and also our personal encounter: the day in which the Lord will call.

During these four weeks we are called to leave behind a resigned and routine way of life and to go forth, nourishing hope, nourishing dreams for a new future. Advent invites us to a commitment to vigilance, looking beyond ourselves, expanding our mind and heart in order to open ourselves up to the needs of people, of brothers and sisters, and to the desire for a new world. It is the desire of many people tormented by hunger, by injustice, and by war. It is the desire of the poor, the weak, the abandoned. This is a favorable time to open our hearts, to ask ourselves concrete questions about how and for whom we expend our lives.

            — Pope Francis on the First Sunday of Advent

Sample images from the Advent App:

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