This week, I wrote about advent in my Catholic New York column. Let me share it with you. Here is an excerpt:
One of the highlights of our bishops’ meetings comes at our morning of recollection.
It’s rather simple, but we, your bishops, observe that is probably the most effective part of our sessions.
We gather before the Most Blessed Sacrament, in adoration before the Holy Eucharist, exposed in the monstrance. There we pray together morning prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, listen to a reflection on God’s Holy Word by one of our brother bishops, and then sit or kneel for most of an hour in silent prayer until the time concludes with Benediction. (During the entire time, 10 or 12 priests are available for the Sacrament of Penance.)
You can read my whole column here.