As Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland and now as Bishop of Aberdeen, Bishop Hugh Gilbert’s homilies have gained him a reputation as a clear and profound teacher of the faith. This collection of homilies for the Advent and Christmas season are an ideal companion to these wonderful seasons of hope. “Advent is a time of hope. Advent culminates in Christmas, in the birth of a child. And what gives so much hope as the birth of a child?'