During this joyful season, we partake in many celebrations, at home, at work, at school. We invite friends and family into our homes, and are invited into other’s homes as well. Advent is a time of sharing our joy with others around us and waiting in hope for the Messiah who comes to visit us.
The sprout that arises in today’s readings is Jesus, on his way to bring new life. When we enter in greater communion with one another and Jesus Christ, we discover more and more the loving and tender face of our Father in heaven.
How can we get closer to Jesus as his birth draws closer to us?
We pray to share the Joy of Jesus and wait together to experience Eternal bliss! Amen.
About Father Jomon Kalladanthiyil, C.S.C.
Father Jomon is a Holy Cross priest who hails from Kerala, India, and is a member of the North East Province of Holy Cross in India. After undergraduate studies in India he moved to Paris, France to study Theology and to work for several years in pastoral ministry. After 7 years in France, he was assigned to Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. While there, he served in pastoral ministry and studied for a Ph.D. at the University of Montreal. He earned his doctoral degree September 2018. For the past four years he has been in charge of Pastoral Ministry at the Oratory. He has most recently joined Holy Cross Family Ministries as the National Director of Family Rosary. Father Jomon enjoys playing, basketball, badmitton, and is ready for a game of table tennis anytime!