November: the month when we remember our beloved dead, “those who have not gone from us but gone before us”, we pray for them and even “with” them. November opens with the feast of ALL SAINTS! These are our role models and we are called to follow in their foot-steps. This month with its focus on holiness will lead us to the ADVENT DOOR, and slowly approach the great Mystery of the Nativity of Jesus. Advent is a time of preparation, when we try to avoid routine and live more fully our Christian faith. The following texts by Peter Vigne, taken from “Heures Nouvelles” provide us with food for thought and action!