Homily of December 5, 2014: Friday of the First Week of Advent: First Friday of the month [Cardinal Rigali - Podcast]
In anticipation of the coming of the Prince of Peace at Christmas, the Church asks for the gift of peace now in Advent. Peace – the tranquility of order – is a gift to us of Christ's love and the result of his action as our Savior. Our Advent hope is to possess peace and to share it with others. We invoke the Prince of Peace and ask the help of his Mother, Mary Queen of Peace.