12th December – A sea of lights in Hungary

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In many places in Hungary it is a practice to have a solemn morning mass during Advent.

In Piliscsaba, the early Mass at 6 am in Advent is a particularly popular service, followed by a simple agape. In past years, the church has been lit once a week in the darkness of dawn with candles and candlesticks. Many people come with lanterns or candles in hand, and the congregation gathers, filling the church with more and more light.

It is a moving expression of the preparation for Christmas, for the light that grows within us and gathers in the community.
Sr Nobilis Anna CJ

Carla Bellone