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4 - advent - Bishop McAleenan northern Iraq - 1200-1200

4 - advent - Bishop McAleenan northern Iraq - 1200-1200

07/12/2018 12:00 pm

Holy Land Coordination 2018

This year's Advent Calendar offers a selection of the year's most interesting photos. Today we're at a school in Beit Jala in the West Bank - just a mile from where Jesus was born.

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10 - Advent - 1200-1200

10 - Advent - 1200-1200

08/12/2018 12:00 pm

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

It's a day to celebrate Mary's 'Yes' on the wonderful Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This carries through to our Advent Calendar. A simple, beautiful statue stands in the city of Erbil in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Hail Mary, full of grace...

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09/12/2018 12:00 pm

Celebration of Marriage

Our Advent journey continues towards Christmas and the birth of Our Lord. It's the Second Sunday of Advent and today's calendar image continues our celebration of the year in photos. We're reflecting on the Sacrament of Marriage. This photo was taken earlier in the year in the Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Clifton, Bristol. Bishop Declan Lang enjoys a conversation with a married couple.

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10/12/2018 12:00 pm

Site of the Tyburn Tree

Christmas - a season of joy and celebration - often focusses our attention on the martyrs. We mustn't forget them during advent either. Today's Advent Calendar image marks the spot where many were executed on a wooden scaffold near Marble Arch. Welsh saint St John Roberts was martyred at Tyburn in December 1610. St John Roberts, pray for us.

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12 - Advent - 1200-1200

12 - Advent - 1200-1200

11/12/2018 12:00 pm

Holy Mass, Opening of the Synod

For the next window of our Advent Calendar, we rewind a few months to the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.

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12/12/2018 12:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe

It's the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe today so we had a hunt around in our photo archives for an appropriate image for our Advent Calendar. This icon can be found in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

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13 - Advent - 1200-1200

13 - Advent - 1200-1200