During Advent, we prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming. We pray and reflect individually, with our families and in our faith communities. This year, we celebrate Advent during the Share the Journey campaign led by Pope Francis, which calls the Church around the world to reach out to our immigrant and refugee neighbors. As we reflect on how Mary and Joseph welcomed Jesus into the world in a stable, we remember in a special way families who are on the road around the world looking for shelter—especially during the winter months.
The following activities, videos and prayers will help faith communities to encounter the experience of our immigrant and refugee neighbors, and through it, find new meaning in the Journey of the Holy Family.
Ethically traded Share the Journey socks. 20 percent of the proceeds are donated to support Catholic Relief Services’ work with immigrants and refugees.