Advent is a season of hopeful waiting for the light of Christ. A new publication from Boston College alumnus Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M. provides an opportunity for readers to pray and reflect on the meaning of Advent and Christmas. In Daybreaks: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas (Liguori Publications, 2017), Fr. Dan uses short Scripture passages to show that God in Christ Jesus is always present and that the Savior’s love, mercy, forgiveness, and redemption have already been given, but has not yet been fully realized. Fr. Dan is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province in New York and the author of several books including the award-winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing, as well as more than 120 articles. He also is a columnist for America magazine.