In his video message for Advent, Archbishop Smith describes this holy season as a time of anticipation, a time of excitement, a time when we get in touch with the hopes in our own hearts. "We know that God will work to fulfill those deepest hopes that he engenders within us," he says. "But we also know that the hope often comes about through the loving, merciful activity of other people. So as we look within our hearts and our hopes and seek their fulfillment, let's also look outside of ourselves, to others who are in need of hope, and ask the Lord to show us how we are to be angels of their fulfillment, angels of mercy and compassion and love." 

Archbishop Smith's Advent Message from Archdiocese of Edmonton on Vimeo.

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