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ADVENT 2012

Happy Year of Faith!

“Caritas Christi Urget Nos” (2 Cor 5:14): it is the love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangelize.

Today as in the past, he sends us through the highways of the world to proclaim his Gospel to all the peoples of the earth (cf. Mt 28:19). Through his love, Jesus Christ attracts to himself the people of every generation: in every age he convokes the Church, entrusting her with the proclamation of the Gospel by a mandate that is ever new.

Today too, there is a need for stronger ecclesial commitment to new evangelization in order to rediscover the joy of believing and the enthusiasm for communicating the faith. In rediscovering his love day by day, the missionary commitment of believers attains force and vigour that can never fade away.

We want to celebrate this Year in a worthy and fruitful manner. Reflection on the faith will have to be intensified, so as to help all believers in Christ to acquire a more conscious and vigorous adherence to the Gospel, especially at a time of profound change such as humanity is currently experiencing.

We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope. It will also be a good opportunity to intensify the celebration of the faith in the liturgy [...] At the same time, we make it our prayer that believers’ witness of life may grow in credibility. To rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived and prayed, and to reflect on the act of faith, is a task that every believer must make his own, especially in the course of this Year. (Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI)

“We want to celebrate this Year in a worthy and fruitful manner.”

The Divine Office Ministry has partnered with some of the best Catholic resources available to the Catholic Community as a way to reach out to Catholics this Advent season in a campaign starting on December 18th, and continuing through the holidays, until December 26, 2012.

The goal of this campaign is to bring together great Catholic resources which help the community further their intentions with God, and in their faith. These ministries aim to provide tools and services to Catholics everywhere, which help “intensify the celebration of the faith in the liturgy,” and “to rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived and prayed,” as proclaimed in the Pope’s Apostolic Letter.

Join this ever-expanding community in prayer this season today: take advantage of our Advent promotional discount of 25% on all our apps between December 18th and December 26th!... and don't forget to check out the catholic ministries we recommend in celebration for this Year of Faith.

The Perfect Gift for Your Loved Ones

You use DivineOffice.org website, podcast or apps so you’ve already discovered for yourself the convenience of having the Liturgy of the Hours with you everywhere you go.

In this Year of Faith the Pope invites all believers to intensify the celebration of the faith in the liturgy. Give your family, friends, and loved ones Divine Office Apps to help them join the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours without the effort of learning how to using the four volumes that make up the Liturgy of the Hours books, and give them a special present that will enhance everything in their lives and nurture their relationship with God. Please take advantage of our Advent promotion: 25% discount on all our apps between December 18th and December 26th!

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We are Thankful for You!

We’re thankful that you’re praying with us, joining the global Divine Office community.

Over the holidays, we hope you’ll get to enjoy some extra time with your friends and family. Person-to-person is the main way that most people discover the Divine Office website, podcast and apps. When the opportunity presents itself, please consider showing them the Divine Office Audio Liturgy of the Hours and how it works.

From everyone in the Divine Office Ministry family to yours, we wish you a blessed final week of Advent in joyous preparation and for a very Merry Christmas Season!

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