The end of the year is approaching very swiftly. Various groups are gathering for Christmas parties and some have started school holidays already. Unfortunately, Advent, a time of preparation and reflection can be diminished.

I’m planning to take this question seriously in the lead up to Christmas

What can I change about myself this Advent to make the world a brighter place?

The articles in this edition take up this question in various ways although none were written with Advent in mind. In particular, I draw to your attention the homily from the funeral of Genevieve Richter in Inspirational Women. Gen attended the recent Colloquium in North Sydney and was a dynamic and much loved member of the Port Pyrie Diocese.

Following Gen’s example let’s make the world a brighter place this Advent and Christmas and on into the New Year.


Andrea Dean