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Written by Fr. Brendan McGuire, pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in San Jose, California,Daily Devotions for Advent 2013 offers a simple outline for prayer, reflection, and spiritual growth. A pastor, popular homilist, workshop presenter, and podcaster, McGuire weaves the spiritual longings of ordinary Catholics into the larger story of Advent and our call to welcome Christ into our hearts and homes.
Fr Brendan McGuire is pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in San Jose, California. He also serves as vicar general of the Diocese of San Jose and is responsible for the implementation of the diocesan pastoral plan. Before being ordained a priest in 2000, McGuire was executive director of PCMCIA, an international trade association. He has a Master’s degree in Theology from St Patrick’s Seminary and University. He is also author of three books on Sunday homilies, has three more in the works, and is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day.