Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta: Daily Meditations
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Have you ever wanted to invite your favorite saint over and have a conversation over a nice cup of coffee (or tea, if you prefer)? Or how about time to reflect on what the true meaning of Advent is? Or how we too can prepare for the coming of Jesus? Let's sit down and have a nice talk with our newest saint welcomed into heaven by reading the daily reflections from, "Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta" by Heidi Hess Saxton.
Saxton wrote a daily Advent reflection that can be used this year and many years to come (including the readings for all three scripture cycles). Each daily reflection includes the readings for that day, a short reflection in the way that St. Teresa's worldly view, a Moment to Reflect and a Moment to Pray, each giving the reader something to ponder and pray about that specific reflection. We can read the words of St. Teresa in her many books written by her or about her, but this book is different in that it brings to light how during Advent we need to be more open and loving. We need to prepare our own hearts for the coming of Jesus.
This book would be great for families to be able to reflect on what is really important in our family lives. Younger children may not be able to understand the reflections, but older children would come to appreciate the simple life and humility of St. Teresa. We must learn we are called to not just think of ourselves and "things" but others basic needs. This would be a great book to use in journal writing and reflection.