While retail stores may be discounting Christmas decorations and putting up Valentine’s Day displays by December 31, Catholics and many other Christian denominations are just getting started on their Christmas […]
We often hear about the benefits of seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child — the innocence, the wonder, the excitement. But what about Advent? This has been a […]
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” (Phil 4:4). On this Sunday we celebrate and rejoice in the eternal power of God. Advent Wreath Prayer Light […]
The last two weeks of Advent are laden with celebrations both traditional and popular, making it one of the most action-packed few weeks of the Church year. Online you’ll find seven traditional practices your family might want to try during the “heart” of Advent, or at least acknowledge in some small way. Don’t feel pressured to try them all—choose one or two, leaving some time for quiet prayer and anticipation. We’ve got some suggestions for that, too. You’ll find them online.
Observe Advent (the period of four weeks before Christmas) with the help of an Advent wreath: Make an Advent wreath. If you do not own an Advent wreath, make your […]