CHESAPEAKE, VA (Catholic Online) - Nations use different calendars, but the passing of one year to the next is universally marked by a deliberate period of reflection concerning the year that passed and a pledge to begin anew, to change, in the year to come.
This is because we all hunger to be made new, we all long to begin again! Advent is a time to begin again. This New Church Year calls us to a New Life in Jesus Christ, the One who makes all things new. (Rev. 21:5) He will make us new, if we invite Him to become the Lord of our lives.