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Archbishop Phillip Aspinall's Advent 2020 message: the sustaining power of memory and hope


This Advent, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall tells us an amazing story of survival – of three fishermen who survived adrift at sea for seven long months: “What kept the fishermen going, so they said afterwards, were their faith in God and their memories of home and family…The story shows the power of memory and hope. It tells us a lot about the Christian life and about Advent in particular…We remember Christ born in Bethlehem, his amazing life…That life gives us hope that Christ will embrace us for eternity. Memory gives birth to hope…This Advent, please remember and hope.”

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