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It Started with a Calendar

One Man’s Advent Adventure

By: Tom Krulikowski

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

Some years ago, as Advent was approaching, I began to feel that my relationship with God had reached a plateau. Wanting to find deeper meaning in the season, I took one of the Advent calendars provided by our parish which listed each day’s Mass readings. Then I went to a local bookstore to buy the same Bible that my two daughters had used for their religious education classes.

I brought the calendar and Bible to work with me and began to read the daily readings at lunchtime. I didn’t experience any g

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